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Make the easiest monster jolly rancher lollipops in under 10 minutes and enjoy the cutest (not scariest) Halloween treat ever!
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Easy Treats are the Best for the Holidays!
As we’re starting to get into the holiday season once again, there a few things we should all keep in mind.
First off, the holiday season (which in my mind is Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) should be fun. If it’s not fun and actually enjoyable….just quit.
A miserable time is not worth your time.
Secondly, making impressive things should be easy. If you want to go out there and make a pumpkin souffle, more power to you! But if you’re like the rest of us mere mortals, that’s way too much work with everything else to do.
So keep it simple. You can make adorable, fun, fancy looking treats pretty easily. Save your sanity, time, and patience by keeping it simple.
(Stressed about the upcoming holidays? Check out this guide to keep holiday stress away).
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And now that you have amazing and free cookbook at your disposal, let’s make some monsters.
I thrive on these simple (albeit lazy) recipes. Because in reality, I’m lazy. And these Jolly Rancher lollipops are EASY while still being super cute!
Tips for the Perfect Monster Jolly Rancher Lollipops
Line your baking sheets with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Personally, I like the baking mats for this recipe better because they came off smoothly and easily.
When you add the sticks, give them a roll while keeping them centered so that the hot candy covers the whole stick. This will make the lollipops more stable in general without risking the candy part falling off all of a sudden.
Allow the candy to cool COMPLETELY! If you don’t your monsters will sag and flop and be generally a hot mess.
Monsters aren’t perfect, so don’t expect perfection from yourself
As you can see, some of my Jolly Ranchers didn’t melt perfectly. Which gave them a weird, wobbly look. Roll with it. This one’s top rancher didn’t melt perfectly so now he’s just got some cool hair.
If you’re not eating and sharing these right away, I highly recommend storing these in individual wrapping (like beeswax, eco-friendly cellophane, or in reusable sealable bags) and leaving them in a cool, dry place like your kitchen counter.
Or lay them in tupperware (not touching) separated by layers of some compostable parchment paper.
If you’re wondering why, have you ever had a glob of Jolly Ranchers stick together? Not fun.
Materials for your Jolly Rancher Lollipops
You don’t need much but you will need a few things to make these lollipops with ease.
Once you’ve gotten everything now you just need about 10 minutes to create the cutest (and tastiest) monsters for any Halloween celebrations.
Your Monster Jolly Rancher Lollipops Recipe!
Monster Jolly Rancher Lollipops
- Preheat oven to 250° and line 2 cookie sheets with silicone baking mats.
- Place 3 Jolly ranchers in a vertical line so that they're touching. Leave a 2 inch space between them and the next 3.
- Allow harden before removing from the baking mat. Wrap in eco-friendly, compostable cellophane bags. Store in a cool dry place.
Keeping the holiday season simple is a recipe for perfection. Easy recipes are still super cute and help you save time and sanity.
Make these adorable Halloween monster lollipops for your spooky parties or to sneak into your kids’ lunches for a fun seasonal surprise.
Personally, I like handing these out to my neighbors (just to remind them that they need to make sure they have enough candy for the season…obviously).
Whatever, the spooky occasion, make sure you create these jolly rancher lollipops that are as cute as they are simple! Everyone will love them. I promise!
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