Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Easy Microwave Suckers

Candy making is fun but keeping track of the temperate until it is just right can be a pain. Here is a no fail recipe for suckers that required no thermometer!

Here is the recipe!

Prepare molds by lightly spraying with nonstick spray. In a 4 cup glass measuring cup combine 1 cup sugar with 1/2 cup corn syrup. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave at full power for 3 minutes and 10 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Be very careful when removing plastic because the steam WILL burn you! Use a new piece of plastic wrap to cover and return to microwave for another 3 minutes and 10 seconds. Stir in food coloring until you get the desired hue and then add a few drops of flavoring. I used cinnamon. I wanted it spicy so I used about 6 drops! Immediately pour into molds and insert sticks. Let set up until hard and release from molds. So yummy! One note: do not half this recipe! The times will not be correct and YOU WILL BURN the syrup. I know this from first hand experience!

I made these little tags with punches. The star is cut from a printed paper and then mounted with foam tape.

This round sucker is formed in a 3D mold.

It is difficult to see but this tag is a red heart (inked). The circle is mounted with foam tape on top of the heart. Sorry about the pics. We have been having thunder storms so it is overcast making picture taking difficult.

Now I have some sweet treats to give out to special little ones! And big ones too! I love cinnamon! Diana


  1. those are so cute and I like the fact you don't have to use a candy thermometer to make them :) thanks for sharing

  2. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  3. So cute! I love that you made these in the microwave! So cool! Thanks!

  4. These are so adorable. Thanks for linking up at this week's BFF link party!

  5. These are so cute! My sons would love them. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. These look scrumptious.
    New google follower via Skip to my lou link party, please pop by, karima x