How to Make Kool-Aid Lollipops

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Get excited because I’m about to tell you how to make something super fun. I have the perfect Summer craft idea. Have you ever wanted to make your own lollipops? NOW you can! These Kool-Aid Lollipops are so delicious. Plus, you get to make them right at home! You can enjoy them or hand them out to family and friends.

This creative craft idea is perfect for a summer time craft for kids and would also make the perfect Valentine’s craft. These Kool Aid Lollipops would be a great gift idea for kids to give to their classmates at Valentine’s Day parties.

homemade DIY Koolaid lollipops


Best Hard Candy

Without a doubt, the best hard candy is the ones you make in your own home. Going into your kitchen and making these delicious candies is such a good idea. The flavoring that the Kool-Aid gives to these lollipops is amazing. Plus, you may feel less guilty about giving your kids candy if you know that you made it right at home! This fun and edible craft would also be perfect to make for Valentine’s Day.

Hard Candy Flavoring

When I was trying to figure out WHAT flavor to make these hard candies, I settled on using Kool-Aid. I have to be honest, this flavoring really surprised me. They taste so perfectly sweet and delicious. Candy can be so expensive too, so it’s nice to know I can save time and money by making It right at home.

Ingredients for kool-aid lollipops

Ingredients Needed for Making Kool-Aid Lollipops

You’re going to love the small list needed to make these Kool-Aid Lollipops.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 (0.16 ounce) packet Kool-Aid drink mix

Tools Needed to Make Kool-Aid Lollipops

In order to make these lollipops, you’re going to need a few molds and sticks. I’m going to link you up with what I used for this. You can reuse these lollipops molds over and over again. You can also make different types of lollipops after you’ve made these. You can try out different flavors!

Lollipop Sticks

Lollipop Mold

Heating ingredients for hard candy

How to Make Hard Candy

When you want to make hard candy, this is your tutorial. You can follow my step-by-step guide and in no time you can be enjoying these delicious lollipops. This may even give you some ideas for future hard candies! Making it yourself is so much better than buying from the store.

Prepare a silicone lollipop candy mold with lollipop sticks. This is so satisfying to do, just laying out the sticks is so much fun.

mix ingredients for lollipops mixing ingredients to make homemade lollipops

In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, water, and corn syrup over medium heat.Bring the sugar syrup to a boil while mixing constantly. When the syrup begins boiling, stop stirring and insert a candy thermometer.

lollipop molds using lollipop molds to make homemade lollipops using kool aid packets

When the syrup reaches 295 degrees , immediately remove from heat and stir in the powdered drink mix.

heat ingredients for koolaid lollipops

Carefully pour the candy into the molds. Allow to cool completely before removing from mold. 

Make homemade koolaid lollipops with molds pour the liquid candy into the lollipop molds

Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. The wax paper helps keep everything fresh! If you don’t have wax paper, you’ll want to make sure to run to the store and grab some. I always keep extra wax paper on hand.

Koolaid lollipops DIY lollipops from koolaid

Aren’t these just adorable? I love the colors of these Kool-Aid Lollipops. How beautiful are these? The colors turned out amazing. These are great for making with friends and family! Gather the kids around and spend some time making these.

Finished koolaid lollipops DIY lollipops from koolaid

How to Store Hard Candies

Once you make these Kool-Aid Lollipops, you may be wondering how you can store them and keep them from going bad. My trick to keeping everything from going bad is to use an airtight container. Anytime air gets into food, it can make it hard and not very tasty. Storing hard candies in an airtight container will be your saving grace and save you so much time and money.

Koolaid Lollipops DIY lollipops from koolaid

This example uses only one flavor of kool-aid

how to make kool aid lollipops

The next time you’re looking for something to do with the kids, don’t be afraid to make these hard candies. Kool-Aid Lollipops are adorable, but they also taste yummy too! What is your favorite part of these candies?