This Grinch Lollipop Recipe is so Easy and Tasty!

When planning a Grinch movie night treat buffet, well, I had to make this simple and fun Grinch lollipop recipe. The kid loved them and she helped me make them, too!

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Make this easy Grinch lollipop recipe for a fun Grinch movie night treat!

Grinch Lollipop Recipe

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have a little space of love in our heart for the Grinch. There’s something about that mean ‘ole nasty green monster that makes me smile. And, when we were planning a Dr. Seuss The Grinch Who Stole Christmas-athon one evening, I decided to make a whole Grinch movie night treat buffet. One of the first things I made were these Grinch suckers.


They’re simple and fun and the little one helped me make the hearts. If you’re ready to begin some fun-Grinch-times with your kids, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Grinch Suckers

  • First, understand that there are multiple ways to make “lollipops”. You can use homemade glass candy, candy melts, jolly ranchers or some other green candy that you can melt.
  • I made my red hearts from Starburst candies. But you can use taffy or even gummy bears. I’m partial Starburst candies after these unicorn horn lollipops.
  • When I buy lollipop sticks, I like to get the longer 8-inch ones. The 6-inch ones are fine, but to make a display really pop the longer ones work best.
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How Do I Make this Grinch Lollipop Recipe?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.

Yield: 8 lollipops

Grinch Lollipops

how to make homemade lollipops that are grinch themed on a white wood background with a grinch toy

How fun are these Grinch lollipops? They are fun to make and everyone will love sharing them with you.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  1. In a medium saucepan add in the sugar, corn syrup, food coloring and water.
  2. Insert the candy thermometer and bring to a boil. Stir constantly until the thermometer reaches 300 degrees. photo collage tutorial of how to make grinch lollipops at home
  3. While that's heating, lay out your cake pop sticks on parchment paper and prepare your hearts.
  4. To prepare the hearts, unwrap each Starburst candy and microwave on high for 5 seconds.
  5. With your fingers, mold the Starburst into a heart shape and set aside on the parchment paper.
  6. Once the sugar mixture on the stove reaches 300 degrees, remove from heat and carefully spoon onto the cake pop sticks.
  7. Immediately place a Starburst heart on top of each lollipop.
  8. Allow it to sit until hardened (about 2 hours). Make sure to cover it while it sits.
  9. Pull off the parchment paper and enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make homemade grinch lollipops


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 0gSugar: 81gProtein: 0g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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More Grinch movie Night Treat Ideas You Might Like

  • Grinch Cinnamon Rolls – What a fun way to start a Grinchmas weekend! Or even a fun treat for any winter day! I love these cinnamon rolls and their tiny little hearts.
  • Grinch Cookies – Oh, he’s a mean one, but these cookies are no mean effort. They’re super easy and fun–and so good, I need a second batch STAT!
  • Grinch Rice Krispies Treats – I have a serious thing for krispies treats. They’re super fast and kids everywhere love ’em.
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