|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Food color||3 Drop (Few drops)|
|Light corn syrup||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Lightly butter baking sheet, 15 1/2X"12 inches.
Arrange lollipop sticks on baking sheet.
Combine butter, corn syrup and sugar in heavy 1-quart saucepan.
Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to medium.
Continue cooking, stirring frequently, to 270° on candy thermometer (or until a few drops of syrup dropped into very cold water separate into threads which are hard but not brittle).
Stir in food color.
Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls over end of each lollipop stick.
If desired, while lollipops are hot, press on candy decorations.
To decorate when cooled, brush underside of candy decorations with corn syrup and press onto lollipops.
Cool lollipops thoroughly before removing from baking sheet.