• Ruby Tablet Lollipops from AZ and the Lost City of Ophir


Ruby Red Tablet Lollipops

By Andrew Zimmern

Inspired by my new book, AZ and the Lost City of Ophir, these lollipops are a fun and easy treat to make at home with your kids. If you don’t love cinnamon, feel free to use a different flavor oil.



Ruby Tablet Lollipops from AZ and the Lost City of Ophir

Servings: makes 12 lollipops


  • Twelve 4-inch lollipop sticks
  • Candy thermometer
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon oil


Line a large-rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Arrange the lollipop sticks on the baking sheet, about 4 inches apart.

In a small heavy-duty saucepan, add the sugar, water, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking, until the sugar has dissolved. Cover and boil the syrup for 1 minute.

Uncover and increase the heat to medium-high. Continue to cook the syrup, without stirring, until it reaches 300 degrees F on a candy thermometer, 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

Stir in the food coloring and cinnamon oil. Carefully spoon the syrup into 3-inch puddles over the top half of each lollipop stick. Let cool completely and enjoy!

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