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Easy DIY Jolly Rancher Suckers

Easy Jolly Rancher Suckers

DIY Jolly Rancher Suckers have always been a favorite of mine to make any time of the year. They are super simple to make and is a quick project to involve kids or family members.


Sucker Sticks

Jolly Ranchers

Parchment Paper

Cookie Sheet


Preheat oven to 250˚F and unwrap the Jolly Rancher candy. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Once the candy is unwrapped select whichever color you want to make the suckers. Place the candy in a line, but do not put the different groups to close together. Bake for 5-8 minutes, watch carefully! When they begin to melt and combine they are ready (if they become to melted they turn into a puddle and is very brittle, see picture below). Remove from oven and immediately place a sucker stick in the candy, and roll the stick over to coat completely. Allow the sucker to cool for 10 minutes. Wrap up to save for later or enjoy!


These DIY Jolly Rancher Suckers are great to make any time of  year! During the fall I like to use the Green Apple Jolly Ranchers and make suckers then dip them in caramel for Carmel Apple Suckers! You can also pick up some candy eyes to make monsters for Halloween or grab some colorful sprinkles to decorate for whichever holiday or occasion (just add your decoration as soon as the candy comes out of the oven.  *be careful it will be really hot*)

My son loved helping me make these suckers! We turned it into a learning experience by practicing our colors when we unwrapped the candy and then we worked on our numbers/time while the candy was in the oven. After we cleaned up and we were eating our treats he would tell me what each color tasted like. We definitely will be doing this project again soon!

Jolly Rancher Suckers

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