These homemade Jolly Rancher LEGO brick lollipops are the perfect treat for kids who love everything LEGO.
Marisol and Flynn are turning 6 tomorrow. I can hardly believe it. When I discussed parties and gift ideas with them, all they wanted was LEGO and to go to Legoland. That’s it. I about fainted when I wasn’t going to have a chance to plan a party for them, but then I gathered myself and realized I could still put together some fun things for their birthday even if there was no big party being planned.
I began by making these fun LEGO lollipops for the twins’ to hand out to their friends at school tomorrow.
They ended up being surprisingly easy to make considering I could not find a LEGO lollipop mold anywhere – unless you count the LEGO person lollipop/popsicle mold, but I wanted actual LEGO bricks.
What you will need:
- LEGO ice bricks mold
- Lollipop sticks
- Jolly Rancher candy – watermelon, green apple, and blue raspberry
- Small saucepan
- Metal spoon
- Lollipop bags
- Jug of hot water
- Oven mitt
Get everything you will need to make these set up within arms reach because the process from start to finish moves very quickly and you will not have time to look for things once you get going.
Your first step is going to be cutting small slits into the sides of the ice bricks mold for the lollipop sticks (see below). Don’t cut all the way down, you will want to leave about 3-4mm at the base still intact.
Place lollipop sticks into the slits that you cut and weigh them down, I used a couple of recipe books, this just prevents them from shifting as you are filling up the molds.
Cover the bottom of your saucepan with one color of Jolly Rancher candy. Turn the heat onto low. Stare at the saucepan! DO NOT WALK AWAY! As soon as the candy begins to melt gently stir and move it around so it doesn’t burn. It will take a few minutes for the candy to turn completely liquify. As soon as it does, remove it from the heat and pour immediately into the LEGO mold.
The liquid sets very quickly, so you don’t need to worry about any of it coming out through the slits where the lollipop sticks are. Leave the lollipops in the mold to cool on the counter for about 15-20 minutes, then pop into the freezer for about 10 minutes.
As soon as the liquid is poured into the lollipop molds pour the jug of hot water into the saucepan, put the saucepan back on the stove and turn it on high. Use an oven mitt and the same spoon (which most likely has hard candy stuck to it), to gently stir the water, it will gradually melt the hard candy that’s stuck on the sides of the saucepan and on the spoon.
Once you remove them from the freezer immediately remove the lollipops from the mold and place into a lollipop bag. Place all of the bags into an airtight container and store in a cool place away from moisture until you are ready to use them otherwise they can become a little sticky.
Repeat for other colors.
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Thank you Robin 🙂
These are so adorable!
Those are super cute and perfect for a birthday party.
That is so creative!
This would be something my 5 yr old son would love! Im gonna try this for his birthday coming up.
eek, I've never heard of that happening before, I've melted blue Jolly Rancher's a number of times since this project and they've always remained blue. What did she pour them into once they were melted?
Help – My great granddaughter is working on a project and we melted blue jolly ranchers to make the pond but when it hardened it turned green. What did we do wrong?
I don't add water, I just heat and continuously move it around, I don't leave it at all, and the second they are melted remove the pan from the heat and immediately pour it into the mold. Do it in smaller portions and a smaller pan if you need to, if they are overlapping each other some will heat and stick while others are still melting, so make sure they are in just one layer. I find that there is a little that remains stuck to the side after pouring, but not a great deal.
I’ve tried this a few times and the jolly rancher just ends up sticking to the pan. Are you adding water or heating very very slowly or anything?
Made this for my son’s 8th bday. I didn’t have any luck with doing them on the stove top as it kept sticking to the pan so my husband decided to try them in the microwave. We added a little corn syrup and heated at 50% for appox 3 mins and they turned out great! thanks for the idea!
I’m so glad you found a way to get this to work for you, and thank you so much for posting, I hope that your tip helps others who may have difficulty using the stove-top method too.
Just made these with my soon to be 8 year old twins! Tried both methods- the microwave was a lot easier. Used an extra large sized measuring cup- the spout helped pour and cleanup was a breeze!
I also put the sticks in between pages of big cookbooks and then put another book on top with a little weight from my helpers- I had them lean on the books so the sticks would set in the sugar!
They are celebrating their birthday at the Lego Movie next Sunday so these adorable pops will be in the goody bags along with a mini figure.
Thanks for the great inspiration and detailed directions- much better than my usual chocolate molds!
Fantastic Eve, so glad you were able to make them. The kids are going to love the Lego Movie.
I’m not sure if this will be much help to you or not but I just noticed the the Lego Store are doing a free mini build next Tuesday to make one of the robots from the movie. They normally post the free instructions on their website afterward for a month. That would make a fantastic goodie bag favor, especially if you could find just the bricks you need in bulk to make it.
If it’s the same one that I have above it should be fine. Mine is the LEGO brand one too (purchased at the LEGO store). Clearly I don’t read instructions because I don’t remember seeing that on mine, I just went for it :).
Did the mold specify it could be used
For higher temps? I got a lego brand one in the mail and it states 140F max, I don’t think this will work…?
Can we just melt the jolly ranchers into the mold instead? in the oven maybe for just a few minutes?
And then I can figure out how to attach the lollipop stick later with like edible glue or something?
How many jolly ranchers do you use?Thankyou
The mold I ordered is plastic not silicone so I’m assuming it will not work 🙁
Yes, plastic won't work unfortunately, it won't bend and I'd be worried about the heat melting it.
How many candy pieces. How much syrup?
silicone mold will work.
Jolly Ranchers are essentially a form of rock candy, which would have been cooked to a hard crack had you made them from scratch. High humidity can make it tacky and prevent it from setting up correctly.
I love these! Made some the other night but I was trying to avoid burning the candy (I am know to do that when melting sugar haha) put two jolly ranchers directly into the mold (I had already cut the slits for the sticks) and melted them into the oven for 6 mins at 350 and put the sticks in right after I took them from the oven. They were perfect! Thanks for the idea!
How do u keep them from becoming sticky after they have set?