|You will need parchment paper for this recipe.
|4 cups of sugar
1 cup of corn syrup
1 cup of water
1/4 t salt
1T of strawberry, raspberry, or cherry extract
2 drops of pink (red) food coloring
Lollipop sticks for serving
|1. Put 4 cups of sugar, 1 cup of corn syrup, 1 cup of water, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt into the saucepan over medium high heat and stir the ingredients together until the sugar is melted. Make sure you use a pastry brush to wipe down the sides of the pan to keep sugar crystals from forming.
2. Lay parchment paper over your work table.
3. It is time to spin the sugar. Dip your whisk into the sugar syrup. Hold it over the pot and allow the sugar to drip back into the container for just a second. Hold it about one foot above the parchment and swing it back and forth so that very thin strands of sugar begin to fall on the paper. Keep going a few more times until you've got a nest of spun sugar.
4. Wrap each batch of cotton candy around a lollipop stick. Make sure you do this before the cotton candy gets too brittle.
5. If you’re not going to eat the cotton candy right away, place the individual servings into a large airtight container to keep the moisture out.
|Prep Time: 10 minutes
|Cook Time: 15 minutes