When you’re ready for a more involved flower-making candy project, you can melt Jolly Ranchers and use the pieces to form glass-like blooms with the melted candy. This process will take a bit more time, as melting the candy pieces and forming rose buds requires patience, but the glossy effect makes for an impressive presentation. Once the candy is soft to the touch (but not liquid), simply work the Jolly Rancher between your fingers until a petal forms. Fast as you can, wrap the petal around a lollipop stick, pulling each petal back slightly to create a rose effect.
For an easier, faster candy rose-making project, find pink or red Hersey’s kisses. Place the chocolate candies back to back and wrap the adjoined pieces with cellophane before tying the wrapped candy with a bow. You can affix the pieces onto florist wire to make cute, elegant rose buds. Regardless of the candy-making approach you take, you may want to use gloves as you form your flowers. These thrifty candy projects can get sticky, but the appreciative smile on your loved one’s face will render your creative efforts worth your while.