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These Gold Glittery Unicorn Suckers are This Summer’s Perfect Treat

I can’t contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer’s Perfect treat.

They’re so easy to make, super sweet, and tiny–so they’re not a ton of sugar…well, unless you eat 10.

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

These Gold Glittery Unicorn Suckers are This Summer’s Perfect Treat

I don’t know why I’m obsessed with unicorn food.

There’s just something about the idea of snacking on a little rainbow unicorn cheesecake or unicorn pudding pops is just kind of giggle-making.

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

But, of all the fabulous unicorn treats, these gold glittery unicorn suckers are this summer’s Perfect treat.

They’re super easy to make, the kids can help, and they’re just really simple.

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

Making these unicorn suckers is so simple, in fact, that I made them with the kids.

Not the cooking part!

But they helped pour the corn syrup into the pot.

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

And, when I was ready for the sugar, they helped with that, too.

Although I could have done without the spillage on the floor, but that’s ok. LOL!

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

See? No kids hands in the cooking.

The unicorn suckers mixture gets hot–it has to reach 300-degrees (the “hard crack” state) and kids don’t need that.

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

But! They did help put the gold sprinkles into the mold.

I grabbed this cute “prancing unicorn” mold at my local craft store–and the gold sprinkles too. LOL!

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

Once the boiling unicorn suckers mixture reaches 300-degrees with your candy thermometer, you’re ready to go!

But, if you don’t have a candy thermometer (like me), you can check to see if the mixture is ready by just drizzling a little into a glass of room temp water.

If you can pick up and break the mixture, it’s ready. If its still gummy, keep cooking.

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

Once my unicorn suckers mixture was ready, I added white food coloring.

It didn’t need a lot to make it pretty opaque and white–since the mixture is clear. But if you wanted pink or whatever, you can do that instead.

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

Then I just poured the mixture into the unicorn mold, on top of the sprinkles.

I tried to be generous, because the mixture can shrink a little when it cools.

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

Then, while the mixture was still hot, I just pressed cake pop sticks into the back of the unicorns.

I had to adjust them a couple of times while the unicorn suckers cooled, basically just re-press them in, but they were just fine at the end.

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

Then, when they were completely cooled (which you can just pop them into the freezer for 10 minutes or leave them out on the counter for 2 hours, whatever), they just pop right out.

I let the kids pull them out–but didn’t get pictures because it was so fast!

That silicone mold is really nice for getting things out…

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

And, the best part?

They’re now the kids’ favorite treat.

Isn’t that sweet?!

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

Ok, so you’re so down for making these unicorn suckers, but you’re all out of gold sprinkles?

No sweat!

Just pin this recipe to your favorite unicorn food board on Pinterest so you can find it again when you’re ready!

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat. #homemadesuckers #unicornfood #unicorn

Oh, and don’t forget to drop a 5-star rating on the recipe if you love these unicorn suckers as much as we do!

Gold Glittery Unicorn Suckers

Gold Glittery Unicorn Suckers

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

I can't contain myself. These gold glittery Unicorn Suckers are this summer's Perfect treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cups of water
  • 2/3 cups light corn syrup
  • White GEL food coloring
  • Gold Sprinkles
  • Cake Pop Sticks
  • candy thermometer, if you have one
  • Silicone unicorn mold

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, and water.
  2. Bring to a boil. If you have a candy thermometer, insert it.
  3. Occasionally stir while boiling.
  4. Add gold sprinkles to the mold.
  5. Once at 300 degrees or the "hard crack" stage, remove from heat and add food coloring.
  6. Immediately spoon into the mold.
  7. Press cake pop sticks into the lollipops still hot in the mold.
  8. Allow lollipops to sit until hardened (about 2 hours). Make sure to cover while it sits.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g
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