Six Lifesavers, Six Minutes to “Homemade” Lollies

Just in time for spring (and Easter baskets), I found this quick and yummy tutorial for LifeSaver® Lollipops by The Decorated Cookie.  I definitely forgot how good LifeSavers® taste and now, I really want to get my hands on those tropical flavored ones.

Here’s all you need:

  • LifeSavers® hard candy
  • baking tray
  • aluminum foil
  • parchment paper
  • lollipop sticks (available at crafts and party stores).
It’s pretty easy to entice the kids with this one. I bought a bag of individually wrapped LifeSavers® at the drugstore, which added some nice fine motor work to the project.  My 2.5 year old worked hard to cut the plastic wrap off of each, while his big brother unwrapped each by hand.
First, preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
Line a baking pan with foil and then parchment paper.
Then, place a LifeSaver on the tray and surround with five more LifeSavers to form a flower. The candies will spread a bit in the oven, so set the flowers far enough apart so that you can fit in a lollipop stick later. 
Bake for about 6-10 minutes; add stick and cool completely before removing from tray. I probably cooked mine a bit too long, so they spread quite thin, but no one complained.  That’s it. Crazy fast, easy and cute. 
Another fast springtime favorite that I spotted on Pinterest: pick up a few bunches of dollar store plastic flowers and let your little ones go wild planting a garden. Noah helped plant the real thing too, but the plastic stems are so much sturdier and satisfying for little hands to handle. Noah keeps watering and checking them to see if they’ll “grow up.”
Setting a Passover or Easter Table this weekend? Let the kids design the centerpieces by lining a small flower pot or vase with play dough and inserting plastic flowers to make sweet arrangements.  My kids made these for my in-laws New Years’ Eve bash:
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  1. So glad it worked!! What cuties, too (the pops AND the kids). I’m going to try the flower idea with my 4-year old, too. She’s so into flowers and gardening now, and I’m pretty sure plastic flowers will be safe with my black thumb.

  2. Kim says:

    SO adorable!!! I love the plastic flower gardening idea (and that Noah is checking to see if they “grow up”). Could my nephews be any cuter?

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