From Dum Dums to Tootsie Pops, lollipops were probably a big part of your childhood. But who says you cannot enjoy them as an adult? Making homemade lollipops for National Lollipop Day is the perfect excuse to feel like a kid again. The holiday, which falls on July 20, will be like Christmas for your sweet tooth.
Granted, the art of making hard candy can be intimidating. The temperature has to be just right. Plus, if the proportions are not spot on, you might end up with a gooey, sticky mess. It is not the best look. However, with these recipes, you will have some extra guidance along the way. Who knows, you might even pick up a new hobby of candy making.
But here is the good news. Some recipes call for pre-made, store-bought candies that you can melt and pour. And once you bring in the extra flavors and adorable molds, you have got yourself a customized (and delicious) work of art.
Tasty homemade lollipops are beyond perfect for gift giving. Just wrap up each one with cellophane. Tie things off with coordinating ribbon or twine, and you are good to go. If you are hosting a party, consider giving lollipops as favors. Every day can be National Lollipop Day if you believe in yourself.