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Bug Lollipops

Matt Adlard

So, how many licks does it take to get to the center of these surprisingly yummy bug-filled lollipops?


Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 1 Batch


  • 200 grams sugar
  • 100 grams golden syrup or light corn syrup
  • 60 milliliters water
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Dried insects

Let's get Cooking...

  1. Heat the sugar and golden syrup in a pan until it reaches the hard crack stage, 150C/305F.
  2. Immediately place the pan in a bowl of ice water to cool it and swirl the mixture around.
  3. On a silicone mat line up your dried insects. Carefully pour the hot sugar over the top of the insects into your desired shapes and then add a lollipop stick. Allow cooling completely before removing from the mat.