DIY Caramel Apple Lollipop Tutorial

If you love caramel apples and have a sweet tooth for Jolly Ranchers, you have to try out our recipe for Caramel Apple Lollipops! - SahmReviews.com

By now you know I’m not a whiz in the kitchen. I still make family recipes whenever I have the chance, but rarely venture outside of my comfort zone and try something new. On the other hand, Scott isn’t afraid to experiment with new cooking techniques, flavors and ingredients. Most of the homemade birthday cakes (ok…all of them) were his doing.

About this time every year I see my blogging friends coming up with so many creative ideas for the holidays. The girls are at the age where they’re seeing them in their Instagram feeds, so naturally they want to try them also. One of the hottest do-it-yourself food crafts has been making things out of Jolly Rancher candies. It seems we always have some in the house, so we decided it would be a good family project to try out.

After a number of Pinterest searches we settled on a season-appropriate recipe of Caramel Apple Lollipops. We decided to use these lollipop molds from Amazon since you get three for one price. There are also a number of similar silicone molds that I’m sure would have worked just as well – it’s baker’s choice!

If you love caramel apples and have a sweet tooth for Jolly Ranchers, you have to try out our recipe for Caramel Apple Lollipops! - SahmReviews.com

Start by preheating your oven to 275° and gather your ingredients. In addition to the molds you’ll need some lollipop sticks, a Ziploc bag and something like a rolling pin to crush the candy with, a couple dozen green sour apple Jolly Rancher candies (unwrapped of course), one cup of Kraft caramel candies (also unwrapped) and four tablespoons of half-and-half cream.

If you love caramel apples and have a sweet tooth for Jolly Ranchers, you have to try out our recipe for Caramel Apple Lollipops! - SahmReviews.com

Put the candies in the Ziploc bag and crush them until they are the size of small gravel. You don’t have to grind them to a powder, but they should be no bigger than the final thickness of the lollipop you’re making.

If you love caramel apples and have a sweet tooth for Jolly Ranchers, you have to try out our recipe for Caramel Apple Lollipops! - SahmReviews.com

Fill each mold generously with the crushed candy pieces and put them in the preheated oven for 5-6 minutes. Make sure the candy is completely melted before removing them from the oven.

If you love caramel apples and have a sweet tooth for Jolly Ranchers, you have to try out our recipe for Caramel Apple Lollipops! - SahmReviews.com

Immediately place the sticks into each sucker and set aside to cool. You can throw them in the refrigerator to speed up the process, but in the meantime you’ll want to be working on the caramel sauce.

If you love caramel apples and have a sweet tooth for Jolly Ranchers, you have to try out our recipe for Caramel Apple Lollipops! - SahmReviews.com

Add four tablespoons of half-and-half cream and the unwrapped caramels into a small saucepan and heat them on medium-low until melted and smooth.

If you love caramel apples and have a sweet tooth for Jolly Ranchers, you have to try out our recipe for Caramel Apple Lollipops! - SahmReviews.com

Transfer the sauce to a small bowl for easier dipping. Dip each lollipop into the melted caramel and place on a lined cookie sheet to cool. If you like, sprinkle with multi-colored sprinkles before the caramel cools for a more festive look!

If you love caramel apples and have a sweet tooth for Jolly Ranchers, you have to try out our recipe for Caramel Apple Lollipops! - SahmReviews.com

And that’s all there is to making your own Caramel Apple Lollipops! Start to finish the whole process took well under 30 minutes and proves that I can try something new in the kitchen and succeed! If I can do it, it’ll be a breeze for you!

If you love caramel apples and have a sweet tooth for Jolly Ranchers, you have to try out our recipe for Caramel Apple Lollipops! - SahmReviews.com

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25 thoughts on “DIY Caramel Apple Lollipop Tutorial

  1. This looks like such a yummy treat. I love caramel apples, but they can be a pain to eat. This is a great alternative.

    1. I saw them at the store also, Heather, but I have a love/hate relationship with seasonal products. They get you hooked then snatch them away for another year! (Pumpkin Spice Latte!)

  2. How fun! I love Halloween most of all, probably because of my sweet tooth. These caramel apple lollipops are going to be a hit with the whole family…if I choose to share!

  3. These caramel apple lollipops are something I would have never thought to make. They would be a great treat idea for the kids on Halloween. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  4. Every Christmas my husband’s cousin gifts us with caramel apples and we like them. Now there are Caramel Apple Lollipops with a step by step guide as to how to make them. I am now challenged to bring out my cooking skills. Thanks for sharing

  5. My grandkids (& I) love these lollipops!! They used to hurt my teeth if I bit into them – hard to bite. As an adult though, I savor every morsel of these suckers!! I am going to surprise my grandkids! We are going to make some for Harvest Fest at the church this October. This recipe was pin worthy! Thank you for sharing!

  6. My grandkids would love these and I like that they are a fun treat without the mess of caramel apples. I am going to try them for this Halloween.

  7. This is a great idea. I love caramel apples too. It’s a much better way to eat them. With Valentine’s Day coming up I may try with strawberry and dip in chocolate. Thanks for the great idea!

  8. This recipe actually looks pretty neat. I am going to try it next Halloween. Thanks for the recipe and picture tutorial.

  9. Yummy!! These look like they taste so much better than the ones I’ve purchased in bags! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe!

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