Thursday, June 28, 2012

Have a Jolly (Ranchers) 4th of July Patriotic Lollipop!

~Easy Homemade Lollipops~
Happy 4th of July Everybody!
I made these pops the same day that I made these pops!
Simple~Fun~Easy & of course,
Red~White~Blue..and Patriotic too!
 I wish you all a blessed, safe and happy holiday.
God Bless America! :o)

 Melt your Jolly Ranchers on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, 
on 275 degrees for 7-8 minutes.
Insert a lollipop stick and arrange your Jelly Belly jelly beans. Done! Now go enjoy your family and those yummy cookout burgers and dogs!
Happy & Sweet Creating 
Sugartown Sweets!
I Love Reading All Your Comments!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. :o)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jolly Ranchers Jelly Belly Flops Lollipops!

~Easy Homemade Lollipops~
Jolly Ranchers Jelly Belly Flops
I totally flipped for these Belly Flops!
I love these Wonky~Crazy~Cool Beans. :o)
When I just happened upon these cute little candies at the Dollar Tree (for $1.00), I knew right away how I would use them. As soon as I got home, I started googling. I had no idea they had been around for a while. I was so excited that I had to call my husband at work..and my daughter too!
Okay..calming down..They've been sitting in my pantry for much too long (a month). Today is Belly Flop Day!
Ahhh..the pretty Color Wheel Pops...
This was taken outside with the sky as the backdrop.
 Introducing the "Adorable, aka "Silly Faced", Lollipops!
The Color Wheel Pops are my favorite.
Why the long face pal?
He's SO cute!
I was so happy to find these. How happy you may ask? I bought THIRTEEN BAGS!!
These two piles of Jelly Belly jelly beans are from the same bag. The ones on the left are still "irregular", although not quite as much as the ones on the right.
To make your pops, you will need:
Jelly Belly jelly beans
Jolly Ranchers hard candies
Lollipop sticks (NOT cookie sticks, they're too thick)
& Parchment paper
Don't you make that face at ME mister!
He actually looks like a Mister Potato Head!
He's a happy little guy. :o)
The possibilities for the zany faces are endless as every bag has a different bunch of "Flops"!
I mean, check out his nose!
With your oven on 275 degrees, melt these on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for about 7 minutes. Immediately upon removing from oven, press the lollipop stick into the candy. Now just place your jelly beans in your favorite design.
Isn't it lovely..
Another of my favorites. :o)
This was a really fun post!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Happy and Sweet Creating
Sugartown Sweets!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

(Gummy) Worms On A Stick!

Gummy Worms On A Stick!
When my hubby and I were on Mackinac Island
last week, I saw the sweetest little treat in Sanders candy shop! 
Pretzel rods, dipped in chocolate, covered with cookie crumbs and a smiling gummy worm perched on top! 
Adorable..yes, I think worms are cute..the candy ones anyway. ;o)
I looked everywhere to find the worms they used. 
I could not find them, so I went with these. Still cute.
The candy store sold the sticks for $2.49 each...
but you can make them "dirt cheap". (wink,wink)
I also made some tiny ones using pretzel sticks and the smaller gummy worms.
You will need: Pretzel rods~Melted Chocolate~
Chocolate Cookies(crushed for the dirt)~
Gummy Worms

I used these Oreo type cookies.
I just scraped off the filling, and then crushed them. 
If you can find the chocolate wafer cookies, that would be a little easier!
 "Mount Crumbmore"
 Pretzel Rods ready for dipping...
 Sprinkle cookies crumbs onto the chocolate, place on wax paper. Let sit till chocolate sets!

 Eeww & yum-o! Gummies!
Gently tap the pretzel, shaking off the extra crumbs to make sure the gummy worm will stick!
Spread a little of the melted chocolate to the underside of the worm and place on the pretzel.
I thought it would be cute to make little dirt piles for the smaller worms to rest on.
Spoon a little puddle of the melted chocolate on wax paper. Place a few pretzel sticks in the chocolate and sprinkle with the cookie crumbs. Let sit, then add the gummy worms.
Don't get all "wormy" on me! Just make up a quick little batch of these and you'll feel better!
Happy and Fun Creating 
Sugartown Sweets!
Comments are always welcome. :o)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mackinac Island Vacation..and Joann's Fudge!

Ahhh!! Vacation time..I love it!
My sweet hubby and I have just returned home from celebrating our anniversary 
on the beautiful Island of Mackinac. 
Located in the Straits of Mackinac with a perfect
view of the five mile long Mackinac Bridge 
(Mighty Mac), the Grand Hotel seems worlds away from..everything! There are three ways to get around the island. Travel by horse, bicycle or foot..we did all three! We love road trips and this was happily a long one. We traveled a little over 2100 miles from Georgia to Michigan. We then took a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island.
It's a wonderful step back in time the moment you walk off the docks. One of the specialties on the island is..FUDGE! I was in heaven. I thought I would share some of my photos and of course a link to our favorite fudge shop, just in case you'd like to have a taste of the amazing candy for yourself. ;o)
Our stay at this beautiful, historic hotel which opened in 1887 was wonderful. The front porch is 660 feet long!
Utterly Charming...
 Our stay just happened to coincide with the 
"Lilac Festival".  Several varieties of flowers were in bloom,
 "bathing the Island with delightful fragrance"!
 We rented bikes to ride the 8 mile perimeter of the island. 
It only took a couple of hours as the route is 
  flat save for one small hill.
 This also included a few photo stops.
By the way..if you're from the south like me, you have no idea how cold the water gets up north..until you stick your feet in it! Yikes!
  Oh my word! I really tried to be dignified when it came to the dessert table! But, this is a dessert BUFFET! I loved the way they made the chocolate flower look like fabric on this amazing cake.
 I am a NUT for peanut butter fudge. My Mom is  absolutely the Queen Fudge Maker of my all time favorite candy. I have to say, this particular fudge is nearly identical 
to hers! You are going to love me for posting this link to Joann's Fudge! There are several different candy shops on the island. Just know I sampled them all. ;o)  Joann's was by far our favorite.
 Just another day in paradise...
Till me meet again Mackinac Island...
 Hope you enjoyed my photos and don't forget to order your delicious fudge!
Sweet and Happy Vacation Time
Sugartown Sweets!
All comments are welcome. :o)