Igneous Lollipops

  • Due No due date
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  • Questions 4
  • Time Limit None


When magma pushes through the Earth’s crust, it cools into a solid igneous rock. These lollipops are made the same way!

Your Instructor: Tia


Length of Activity: 30 Minutes

Parental Warnings: Stove use and hot liquids


  • Ingredients
    • 3 cups of sugar
    • ¾ cup light corn syrup
    • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
    • ⅓ cup boiling water
    • Red food coloring
    • Flavoring (if desired)
  • Materials
    • Candy thermometer
    • Wax paper
    • Baking tray
    • Saucepan
    • Skewers

Follow Along Below

Written Instructions (Printable PDF

  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup, vinegar, and water in a saucepan. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Heat on stove until it reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Cool until slightly thick.
  4. Place skewers 5 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Drop candy from a spoon over one end of the skewer to form lollipops.
  6. Let cool until completely hardened.