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Whether you’re planning a Toy Story Party or just a movie night, these Ridiculously Simple DIY Toy Story Alien Lollipops rock.
And I’m not kidding that they’re simple.
Just a couple of ingredients a few minutes and you’re lollipoping it up!
Ridiculously Simple DIY Toy Story Alien Lollipops
Now, we were just doing a simple Toy Story movie night, well, series of nights, to re-introduce the kids to one of my favorite movies of all time.
So, I needed a treat that I could make once, but have over and over for the different movie nights.
These Ridiculously Simple DIY Toy Story Alien Lollipops were perfect–but they’d also be perfect for a party or even for treats throughout the week.
They’re so cute!
I was inspired to make these based on my candy glass recipe.
It’s so simple, just 5 ingredients–and literally I made these while I was cooking dinner, so they’d be ready when we were about to start the movie.
Now, a trick I want to impart…you have to warm that corn syrup in the microwave for about 20 seconds before you try to pour it into the sauce pan.
It’s not really “part of the recipe” but it makes pouring it so much easier.
And from there, it’s just add the sugar and water, then stir.
I like to stir it before I put it on the burner because my burner is just sliiiiightly larger than my saucepan.
That means, when I first turn-on the burner, it’s hot hot hot around the top of the pot.
It’s better when I turn the pot down, after the mixture gets boiling, but before I turn it down, yikes! LOL!
Now, I don’t have a candy thermometer anymore.
Long story–it broke.
So, I just rely on testing the Toy Story Alien Lollipops mixture to see if it is ready to come off the flame by drizzling some in a cup of water.
If the drizzle firms-up and can be cracked in my hands, it’s ready.
I used 10 drops of green food coloring–but you can use more, if you’d like a more intense green.
My container was pretty much out, so 10 it was for me!
Now, when I was getting the eyeballs onto my Toy Story Alien Lollipops and I might have burned the tip of my fingers a little.
To keep this from happening to you, I recommend either wearing gloves or giving the Toy Story Alien Lollipops a second for the surface to cool.
Not too long or the eyes won’t stick, though.
After that, it’s just a waiting game.
You can put your Toy Story Alien Lollipops into the freezer to speed-up the firming process, but my freezer was full, so I had to just wait! LOL!
Oh, so you’re totally in to make these Toy Story Alien Lollipops for your Toy Story movie night, but you’re all out of candy eyeballs?
Just pin this to your favorite Toy Story snack ideas board, that way you can find it later!
Oh, and if you make these Toy Story Alien Lollipops for your Toy Story party, be sure to let us know how much you loved them by dropping us a 5-star rating on our recipe card!
- 2 cups granulated white sugar
- 3/4 cups of water
- 2/3 cups light corn syrup
- Green GEL food coloring
- Candy Eyeballs
- Cake Pop Sticks
- candy thermometer, if you have one
- Silicone baking sheet
- In a saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, and water.
- Bring to a boil. If you have a candy thermometer, insert it.
- Occasionally stir while boiling.
- Once at 300 degrees or the "hard crack" stage, remove from heat and add food coloring.
- Immediately spoon into circles on the silicone baking sheet.
- Press cake pop sticks into the circles of lollipop.
- Add 3 candy eyeballs to each lollipop.
- 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