These are pretty easy to make & on the cheap-side as well, which is always a plus. =)
You need Jolly Ranchers (we got the original flavors) & lollipop sticks. You do not need cookie cutters, but the kids wanted to make theirs into shapes, so we used a star, a heart, a person, and a bird. You will also need a cookie sheet & parchment paper.
To avoid a giant mess later, I wrapped the cookie cutters in foil & sprayed them with cooking spray.
Then each kids got to choose 3 or 4 flavors of Jolly Ranchers (depending on the size of the cookie cutter), and place them how they wanted them.
We put them in the oven at 225 degrees for about 5 - 6 minutes. Once they melted, we pulled them out, took off the cookie cutters, and stuck a lollipop stick in them:
While these were cute (and I used waxed paper instead of parchment paper, which ended up sticking to the suckers, so I had to use hot water to get all of the waxed paper off....don't do that, it's not fun), these were much more difficult. In the future, I think we will only be making these:
I let the kids each pick 3 flavors and we just put them in a row, and baked them the same as the others. When they were done, we just put the sticks in and didn't have to mess with the cookie cutters.
The kids liked both versions, and were very proud of their creations!
I heard them say several times, "Mom! We have got to make these again!"
I would call that a success! :0)