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 Valentine’s Day 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.


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!

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. These are so good, you’re going to enjoy them so much!

  • 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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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?

Finished koolaid lollipops
Koolaid Lollipops

This example uses only one flavor of kool-aid

Yield: 10-12

How to Make Kool Aid Lollipops

How to make kool aid lollipops

Have you ever wanted to make your own lollipops? Now you can - and Easy! These Kool-Aid Lollipops are deliciouse and you can eat them yourself or hand them out to friends.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3.00


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 packet of Kool aid drink mix - your choice on flavor


  • 1. Sucker (Lollipop) molds
  • 2. Lollipop sticks
  • 3. Corn Syrup
  • 4. Sugar
  • 5. Kool-Aid Packets
  • 6. Warm water


  1. in a medium saucepan, stir sugar, water, and corn syrup over medium heat.
  2. Bring the sugar syrup to a boil while constantly mixing.
  3. When the syrup begins boiling, stop stirring and insert a candy thermometer.
  4. When the syrup reaches 295 degrees, remove from heat and stir in the kool aid powder.
  5. Carefully pour the candy into molds and cool completely.


If you would like instructions on how to make the basic kool-aid recipe, check out our post How to make Kool-aid:  A Refreshing Summertime Drink.  Also, we have a fun idea for How to Make Lip Gloss from Kool-aid Packets.  

Also here is a recipe for a delicious Homemade Kool-aid Pie.