Special equipment: 20 lollipop sticks Metal tablespoon measure Candy thermometer
Butter or spray nonstick vegetable cooking spray onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Arrange half of the lollipop sticks on each and set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium heat add sugar, butter and corn syrup together until sugar has dissolved.
Slowly bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Insert a candy thermometer into syrup and continue cooking until temperature reaches 300 degrees F. Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin until smooth. Cook's Note: This sugar syrup is very hot and can cause a painful burn!
Using a metal tablespoon and working quickly, drop heaping spoonfuls of lollipop syrup on end of each lollipop stick. Cool completely. Wrap each sucker in plastic wrap and store in an air tight container.
When measuring corn syrup, spray measuring cup with nonstick spray as corn syrup will pour out smoother.
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen, 2008