1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Heaping 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
3 ounces water
1 teaspoon of natural flavoring
Coloring (Green, Red, Yellow)
Combine sugar, cream of tartar and water in a saucepan and heat slowly stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved. Increase heat and cook to 310 degrees.
Total cooking time is approximately 25 minutes. Add a few drops of coloring and the flavoring before the final temperature is reached.
Assemble the mold prior to starting candy. Use a thick rubber band to hold the mold together.
Pour syrup into molds slowly. Fill each mold about halfway on first pass and do a second pass filling to the top. If you fill too quickly the molds may overflow.
Insert lollipop sticks immediately and let cool (approximately 5-8 minutes). If sticks lean after insertion straighten as the liquid hardens.
Separate two halves of mold. Remove candy from mold by slowly lifting the stick. If you remove the candy before it has cooled, shape may droop. If Hoya wait too long candy may break. Denser shapes take a little longer to harden. If difficulty in opening use knife point to pry open.
Makes 8 individual clear toys (two molds). Store in a cool, dry place.