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Several months ago (hangs head in shame because this took me so long) a sweet woman by the name of Daniel emailed me and asked for a recipe, a raw recipe that would replicate commercial suckers. I was stumped, I tried several different ingredients and techniques but just couldn’t seem to re-create the hard candied commercial suckers. But, I never gave up and found myself continually racking my brain on how to do this. She has a sweet little girl who really wanted to have a sucker like her friends. So, Daniel, this recipe is for you! I hope you try it and I am sitting on pins and needles with my fingers crossed to see if you approve of this raw treat.
Now, I realize that this doesn’t really come all that close to the “real deal” of hard, sugared, suckers… however it is one of my goals is to find fun and creative ways to provide healthier treats for kids (and my husband who is the biggest kid I know). The standard ingredients found in everyday suckers include; sugar, light corn syrup, water, flavoring oil and food coloring. These lollipops are made of fruit. Sorry, the list is short… that’s it… fruit!