Homemade lollipops are a great gift idea! Use different colours and flavourings to match the season. This recipe gives instructions for making either lollies or boiled sweets.
If you don't have lollipop moulds but still want to make fun shapes, simple grease and dust biscuit cutters set atop of a baking tray lined with parchment. Carefully pour the mixture into the cutters, and remove when just about cool.
Something else. you can use ice cube moulds for shaped boiled sweets - 24 May 2011
@ suhkrusiirup I believe that the addition of syrup is to help prevent the re-crystalization of the sugar. Sugar is very prone to going back to its chrystaline form for all sorts of reasons - this is one of the ways to make the likelihood less. - 09 Jul 2012
I was wondering, why is it good to add syrup to sugar when making lollies? How is the result different (vs when only sugar is used)? Softer? Harder? Shinier? Could anybody explain? Thanks - 04 Mar 2012