Reminiscent of the old fashioned suckers. That’s what these Painted Christmas Tree Suckers remind me of. I remember when I was a little girl I loved enjoying a red Santa sucker that was simply decorated with a swipe of white. Perfect for a stocking stuffer or a fun Secret Santa gift.
These Painted Christmas Tree Suckers can be made in any flavor. I chose to flavor mine with Key Lime Natural Oil Flavoring from LorAnn Oils. I also tented the candy with green gel food coloring.
To get the fresh snow look I used a paint brush and white gel food coloring I painted snow on tops of the tree branches.
HERE is where you can purchase a Hard Candy Christmas Tree Mold.
Have you ever made suckers/lollipops? They are super easy as long as you have a candy thermometer. You don’t even need a mold. I didn’t use one to make my Sriracha Suckers.
HERE’S A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN SUCKERS.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- green food coloring
- 10 drops key lime oil
- lollipop mold
- lollipop sticks
- non stick cooking spray
- Spray your lollipop mold with non stick cooking spray, place lollipop sticks into candy mold and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, mix together sugar, corn syrup and water.
- Insert a candy thermometer.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat without stirring.
- When the temperature reaches a soft crack stage add the food coloring. (This will take about 12 minutes)
- Gently swirl the pan to mix in the color or stir.
- Continue to cook the syrup until the mixture reaches 300 degrees (hard crack). (This will take another 3 to 5 minutes)
- Take the pan off the heat and stir in the key lime oil.
- Carefully pour into molds.
- Cool completely before removing candy from the molds.
TIP: If some of the candy sticks to the mold and you have a uneven look. Just dampen a paper towel and rub the area until it looks even or if you over flow the candy mold just trim the cooled candy with scissors.
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