I Love making my own hard candy. Here are the lollipops I usually make:
In fact, I love them so much that I even wrote a DIY article about them in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
So at the Appleton Farmers’ Market, I was pleasantly surprised to find hard honey candies at one of their honey booths. It’s about time someone did this.
I was eating them at home when I looked at the fine print on the label – made in Argentina. You’ve got to be kidding me! From then on, I was in search of homemade honey hard candy, and I found an awesome recipe for lollipops.
They also showcase one of Wisconsin’s tastiest local products – honey.
I bought honey from Rolling Meadows Honey Farm in Waukesha, WI at the Cathedral Square Farmers’ Market in downtown Milwaukee.
Homemade Honey Pops
Recipe from the National Honey Board
Makes 18-20 pops
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup Wisconsin-made honey
* 1/4 cup water
* 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (From Penzy’s)
In a heavy pan, combine sugar, honey, and water. Over high heat, bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-high and continue to boil until honey mixture reaches 300°F (hard-crack stage), about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cinnamon and mix well. Pour into prepared lollipop molds (greased with lollipop sticks inserted), following manufacturer’s directions; cool completely. Remove from molds and wrap in plastic wrap. Store in a cool, dry place.
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