How to Make Kool-Aid Lollipops

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

homemade DIY Koolaid lollipops

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Best Hard Candy

Undoubtedly, the best hard candy is the one you make in your own home. Going into your kitchen and making these delicious candies is 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 trying to figure out WHAT flavor to make these hard candies, I decided to use Kool-Aid. I have to be honest, and this flavoring 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’ll 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 of Kool-Aid drink mix

Tools Needed to Make Kool-Aid Lollipops

To make these lollipops, you’ll need a few molds and sticks. I’ll link you up with what I used. You can reuse these lollipop molds over and over again. You can also make different types of lollipops after you’ve made them, and 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. Just laying out the sticks is so much fun.

mix ingredients for lollipops mixing ingredients to make homemade lollipops

In a medium saucepan, stir the sugar, water, and corn syrup over medium heat. Stir constantly to bring the sugar syrup to a boil. 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 it from the 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 grab some at the store. I always keep the 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 wonder how to 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

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

How to make kool aid lollipops

How to Make Kool Aid Lollipops

Yield: 10-12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $3.00

These fun-to-make Kool-aid lollipops are the perfect treat to make if you love Kool-aid. They are delicious; you can enjoy them or share them with friends.


  • One cup sugar
  • One-half cup water
  • One-Third cup light corn syrup
  • One packet of Kool-Aid drink mix - flavor of your choice


  • 1. Silicone molds for lollipops
  • 2. White Sticks for Lollipops


Gather all of the ingredients.

Set up a silicone lollipop mold by inserting lollipop sticks into it.

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup. Stir constantly over medium heat until the sugar syrup begins to boil.

Once the syrup starts to boil, cease stirring and place a candy thermometer in the mixture.

When the temperature on the candy thermometer hits 295 degrees, remove the syrup from the heat and mix in the Kool-Aid powder.

Pour the liquid candy into molds and allow it to cool.

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