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Old 12-06-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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Sticky Lollipops

Hi all,

I've gotten into making my own hard candy lately. It's been great, but one thing I've noticed is that after the lollipops cool, they have a kind of sticky film that doesn't go away. Jolly Ranchers and other commercial candy doesn't seem to have this problem.

I've not yet found or a good way to wrap the candy. I tried a kind of ziplock-bag-type plastic wrapper and the candy stuck to it really bad. Would cellophane get rid of stickyness? Could it be humidity at work? Or why's it doing this, anyways?



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Old 12-06-2007, 05:57 PM   #2
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Try wrapping them in wax paper.

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Old 12-06-2007, 06:05 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC! Sorry I can't help you on lollipops though. :-(
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:09 PM   #4
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Try dusting them lightly with powdered sugar.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:42 PM   #5
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Try dusting them lightly with powdered sugar.
I was thinking that or cornstarch. Lightly is the operative word, though. Also try wrapping them in wrappers designed for candy (if you have a local cake decorating store, they usually sell candy stuff, too, or a craft store, like Michael's or AC Moore). Maybe they'd work better.
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