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These lollipops, courtesy of Dominic Palazzolo, are a fun addition to any celebration.

  • yield: Makes about 10 lollipops




  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon gel food coloring in desired color
  • 2 teaspoons pure lemon extract
  • Popcorn kernels or uncooked rice, for baking dish


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place a large heatproof glass measuring cup with a spout in oven.

  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and cream of tartar. In a medium saucepan (just large enough to cover burner on stove), bring 1 cup water, corn syrup, and sugar mixture to a boil, slowly stirring, over medium heat. Moisten a pastry brush with water and brush down sides of pan. Continue cooking until mixture reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer. (Do not add thermometer to saucepan before mixture comes to a boil, as it will crystallize around thermometer).

  3. Step 3

    Remove saucepan from heat; let stand until cooled to 275 degrees. Add food coloring and lemon extract; stir to combine.

  4. Step 4

    Remove glass measuring cup from oven. Transfer mixture to glass measuring cup; return measuring cup to oven until no bubbles remain, 5 to 10 minutes.

  5. Step 5

    Fill a baking dish with an even layer of popcorn kernels or rice; set a 3 1/2-inch-wide and 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch-deep mold in popcorn to hold steady. Place a lollipop stick in mold and pour candy mixture into mold. Let set at room temperature, until mold and sugar mixture are room temperature, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, keep remaining candy mixture warm in oven. Carefully remove lollipop from mold and repeat process with remaining candy mixture.

The Martha Stewart Show, May Spring 2009



Reviews (19)

  • 23 Feb, 2014

    Pretty good recipe for us at

  • 27 Sep, 2013

    Hello, I admired what your postinghad to say about the information. Great posting! jocuri gratuite

  • 11 Nov, 2009

    Anyone know how to make the clear-coloured lollipops?

  • 28 Jul, 2009

    I made 12 lollipops in flower, cat and gem shapes! They look great and they taste good too!

  • 24 Jul, 2009

    Frontier is the flavoring

  • 22 Jun, 2009

    Has anyone done this yet?

  • 25 May, 2009

    Does anyone know the brand of the flavor they were using?

  • 22 May, 2009

    I have seen various candy recipes but never one with cream of tartar. Does anyone know what that is supposed to do?

  • 21 May, 2009

    Where? Oh, where do I fidn those gloves used in handling the warm sugar. The ones Martha and Dominic used on yesterday's show? Anyone?

  • 21 May, 2009

    He said he got the dog faces at

    The mold making materials available at

    They both have a variety of materials in addition to the ones used on the show.

  • 20 May, 2009

    You can purchase the flowers at Michael's Art

  • 20 May, 2009

    Does anyone know where I can purchase the cute plastic flowers used to make the candy flower mold? I want to use them for a baby shower!!!!

  • 20 May, 2009

    You can get it at or

  • 20 May, 2009

    Where do you buy the material to make the molds? email

  • 20 May, 2009

    thanks cicelymoon! I can't believe she didn't mention where to get them.

  • 20 May, 2009

    Where can I buy the dog magnets?

  • 20 May, 2009

    You can get the mold making material Dominic was using at:

    I can't wait to try it myself.

  • 20 May, 2009

    I too would like to know where to to buy the silicone plastic that they used to make the molds.

  • 20 May, 2009

    Where can you purchase the mold making material?