Liven Up Your Lollipops with Sriracha and Red Wine!

Oh Pinterest, isn’t it a beautiful thing? Filled with more recipes and crafts than I could ever possibly create, the only downside is deciding which of the things I’m certain I’ll love I’m actually going to commit to. But – decide I have! And what I’ll be whipping up next in this candy kitchen is Sriracha Lollipops and Red Wine Lollipops. Yes, my friends. Lollipops gone grown-up!

As Spring finally begins to feel like Spring, I’ve got ‘warm weather’ candy on my mind. That isn’t to say my chocolate and caramel cravings have gone away, but I do find myself more inclined to grab a few Swedish Fish on my way out the door than a handful of Fun Size Snickers. And it is likely that inclination that led me to Pinterest, typing ‘lollipops’ in the search, and subsequently being overwhelmed by the countless captivating lollipop options before me! Or could it be ‘lollipoptions’? Yes, let’s make that a word right here and now. Because the lollipoptions are endless and wonderful!

I could probably highlight 100 unique lollipop recipes here and still not touch on 2% of the awesomeness I found, so I’m going to keep my enthusiasm in check and share 2 that piqued my interest most of all – Sriracha Lollipops and Red Wine Lollipops from SprinkleBakes.com. Here’s what you’ll need to make them as well, taken from the Sprinkle Bakes site (click the links for full directions!)…

Sriracha Lollipops

Sugar
Corn Syrup
Water
Sriracha Sauce
Orange Gel Food Coloring
Lollipop Sticks
Lollipop Molds
Candy Thermometer

Port Wine Lollipops

Port Wine
Corn Syrup
Sugar
Kosher Salt
Lollipop Sticks
Gold Luster Dust (optional)

If any of you take the lollipop plunge and try these or any other unique lollipop recipes, please share your results in the comments!

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