How long will homemade hard candy suckers be good?
by Terri Grubb
I made these hard candy suckers with sugar, water, and light corn syrup a few weeks ago.
My husband just told my kids that they wouldn't be any good because there would be bacteria all over them and they would make them sick because there were no preservatives put into the candy when I made it.
Can you please give me the scoop on this issue as I haven't been able to find anything about it online.
Are you sure your hubby isn't just trying to save the suckers for himself? :-)
I honestly don't believe you have to worry about basic homemade hard candy lollipops going bad or being contaminated by bacteria unless you've left them uncovered and in a germ laden environment.
None of the ingredients "spoil" like milk, eggs, etc. Corn syrup CAN go bad, but it usually takes a few years and extreme temperatures to do so.
If you keep the suckers in a relatively cool, dry place they can stay fresh for 6 months or more at least.
I'm convinced "daddy" wants to keep more for him. Grin!