Monster Sucker Kid-Friendly Halloween Treats!
These cute green monster suckers taste like apples and look downright creepy! They are easy to make and are sure to be a hit.
While I usually lean towards chocolate candies like Chocolate Turtles or Candy Rolo Bites, my kids love suckers. Especially when they’re as cute as these monster suckers!
We love suckers! !
My kids love to eat all kinds of suckers. We’ve been making this for years and made a batch last week when my sister was in town.
They are easy to do if you have the mold and supplies. We decided this time we would make some monster-themed suckers. I think they actually look a lot like Mike from Monsters Inc. They are so cute! They’re perfect for monster parties or Halloween treats!
Use a candy thermometer to make this process easier. Although pouring the candy into the mold can get dirty, it’s easy to clean! So glad we had some monster fun in the kitchen putting together these awesome treats! !
How to Make a Suction Cup
Prepare. Put the mold and stick together. Place on a cookie sheet and spray. Put in the refrigerator until the candy is ready.
Cook. Put all ingredients except flavoring and coloring into pot. Cook until cracking stage (300 degrees).
Flavor + Color. Add flavors and colors. Stir for about two minutes.
put. Pour into molds (can be purchased here). Add candy eyeballs. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Remove the mold and enjoy!
Do these idiots look like Mike from Monsters Inc? I made all my dummies very similar, but you can change it with these suggestions:
- shape: I used a circle, but you can use a square, rhombus, or any other monster shape.
- Eye: You can see I use big eyes and small eyes. You can also add more than one eye to each sucker.
- Color/Flavor: You can easily change the color and flavor used for these suckers.
- Red can be paired with cinnamon, cherry or strawberry flavorings.
- Orange and orange to taste.
- Purple, with grape flavor.
- green with a lime or watermelon flavor
Tips, Changes + Stored Information
I highly recommend using a candy thermometer to make the sucker.If you can’t get one at all, then you can try Hard crack test:
- Keep a bowl of very cold water next to the stove.
- When the syrup begins to boil, pour a bit of the syrup into a bowl of cold water.
- After a second or two, remove the syrup from the cold water. If it forms a hard, brittle thread that breaks without bending at all (this is the hard crack stage), it’s done. If the syrup becomes soft or warped before it breaks, it will need to cook a little longer.
The weather can affect how the suckers cook: Making them on a wet day causes the suction cups to draw extra moisture from the air, causing the lollipops to not fully harden. So it’s best to make your own suction cups on dry days.
spray mold before you put the mixture in. This will help keep the candy from sticking to the mold. After 10-15 minutes of setting, the suction cups should be ready to be removed from the mold.
cool down: Allow the suction cups to cool and harden at room temperature. Do not try to cool the suction cups in the refrigerator or freezer.
Candy Line: You may notice candy lines slipping out of the candy molds. Once the suction cups have hardened, simply snap off any escaping pieces.
shop Make your own hard candy suckers in a cool, dry place. They can last for weeks. Use individual suction cup packaging with kinks to store suction cups. Store in a container and separate the layers with wax paper.
More Halloween Treats:
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill for 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Serving Size 12
Calories 92 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- ⅓ cup corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon flavoring use any flavor we found apple
- 1/4 teaspoon food coloring
- candy eyeballs
Put the mold and stick together. Place on a cookie sheet and spray. Put in the refrigerator until the candy is ready.
Put all ingredients except flavoring and coloring into pot. Cook until cracking stage (300 degrees).
Add flavors and colors. Stir for about two minutes.
Pour into molds. Add candy eyeballs. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Remove the mold and enjoy!