These suckers are Red, White, and Blue... and they taste a heck of a lot like Jolly Ranchers (because they're made of them!).
When I made these, it was sort of an experiment. Obviously, Jolly Ranchers would melt at a certain temperature -- after all, how else would they have molded each candy into that brick-like shape? The question was how high to turn up the heat.
As it turned out, keeping the heat fairly low (250 degrees) works perfectly, and you only need to bake them for about 5-8 minutes!
Red White and Blue Jolly Rancher Suckers
Ingredients Per Sucker:
- 1 blue Jolly Rancher
- 1 red Jolly Rancher
- 1 sucker stick
- Aluminum Foil
- Optional: Coconut Flakes
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- Line a cooking pan with aluminum foil (parchment paper will also work). Spray the foil with cooking spray or wipe with vegetable oil.
- Line up one blue jolly rancher and one red jolly rancher next to each other, leaving room for each set to spread out without melting into another set, and also leaving room for adding the sticks without getting the sticks in other suckers. I did 2 rows with about 5 sets per row, and staggered them so that the sticks would not be in the same place once I put them in.
- Bake for approximately 5-8 minutes, or until the Jolly Ranchers melt and spread out.
- Remove from the oven and carefully place each stick into each sucker, twisting the stick in the still melted candy in order to ensure that it is fully inside the sucker once it dries.
- To add the white coconut flakes, press small handfulls of flakes onto each sucker before the candy hardens. You only have a few minutes to do this, so work fast!