Yield: 15-20 Lollipops Line baking sheets with parchment paper, and lightly coat with cooking spray. Evenly space out the lollipop sticks. In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar, and corn syrup (lightly spray measuring cup with nonstick spray before adding corn syrup to get it to pour out easier) and cook on medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently with a metal spoon. Bring to a boil, and continue stirring until the mixture reaches 275 degrees. Remove from heat, and quickly stir in Jell-o powder. Using a metal tablespoon, quickly pour a spoonful of candy onto each lollipop stick. Be careful, the candy will be very hot. Cool completely, and then decorate with candy decorating pens. Wrap each lollipop in plastic wrap or decorative bag, and store in an airtight container.
I love trying out different candy ideas for use in bake sales, to bring to parties, and for holidays. For Easter, I thought it would be fun to have a candy that can be decorated like an Easter Egg. Jell-O is a great way to add a lot of flavor to hard candies, and this contest seemed like an excellent chance for me to try a new hard candy idea that can be decorated for any occasion, but especially for Easter.
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