When you only have time for the cheap and easy ones

I love to make candy. When I am in a tight spot I kind of cheat. My students can’t tell that I cheated and they think I am amazing because I made them candy.

Here is how to make super fast and easy candy to impress those in your life that need a little extra lovin’.

Step One:

Go to your local craft store. If you are going to say already that you don’t have time to go to the craft store, then your life is sad. The craft store is a magical place that always smells like christmas and has sparkly things. Everyone has time to go.

Step Two:

Purchase a candy mold. I have many different molds. Flowers, hearts, little thank you bars, and smiley faces. I used the smiley faces this weekend.

Step Three:

Choose on of the many flavors of their candy melts. I happen to love the vanilla and it comes in every color. But for today I did chocolate mint.

Are my photo skills blowing your mind yet?

Step Four:

Pour the candy melts into a bowl and put them in the microwave. Heat for 30 seconds at a time. After 30 seconds stir and repeat until fully melted. That means all liquidy and not hard. Is liquidy a word?

*Note this is not melted yet*

Step Five:

Scoop into your mold. My mold this time was for lollipops, so I also added lollipop sticks. Well my daughter added them. Don’t worry I threw away the ones she chewed on.

Are you drooling yet? No, me neither I don’t like chocolate. That’s why I make it and give it away.

Step Six:

Pop them in the freezer for a few minutes. Once they harden enjoy!


Look he is smiling at you. Maybe he wants to be friends. Until you eat him. Then he will be pissed. Or dead. But was he really alive to begin with? Damn lollipop, you have me questioning life and death. Just shut up and look pretty until I eat you.


19 thoughts on “When you only have time for the cheap and easy ones

  1. Perfect description of a craft store. I would live there if I could…and I could, because I would have all the materials I need to DIY myself an entire home. On a lollipop-related note: have you tried making cake pops? That would SUPER impress your students, though they are a little more labor intensive. Maybe you could make them work for cake pops.

      • Sadly nothing I just needed some ribbon, but of course left with candles. When my kids were growing up I was pretty much a maniac when it came to making things for their classrooms. Pumpkin Pops were my favorite. Buy a baking sheet with pumpkins. Use chocolate chip cookie dough, without the chips. Insert popsicle sticks for extra strength for holding. Press it into shapes and bake.When they are a little cool, use large chips to make a jack-o-lantern face on the cookie. Huge hit and delicious. You can use any cookie dough and anything to make the faces.

  2. Mom made “chocolates,” using almond bark and pieces of crunched up peppermint in a candy mold Gam gave me. It was actually delicious! Try that next!

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