Lemon and Candy Stick Straws
Do you want a special treat for your kids that tastes sweet, fresh and fun? These lemons with candy stick straws will delight them. It had been years since I had this snack that takes me back to a certain fair in the town where I grew up. I wanted to re-create this memory with my own kids.
I do have a couple tips: the lemons seemed to work better than the oranges. I think the acidity from the lemon may have contributed to breaking down the sugar in the candy stick more. The heavy pulp in the orange also may have gotten in the way. It still worked, but the lemon was way better – both in taste and experience. We also found that some candy sticks worked better than others.
Materials Needed to Make Lemon and Orange Candy Stick Treats
- Candy Sticks
- Lemons (works best) or Oranges
- Decorating Tip (optional)
First, you want to roll the fruit on the table, putting pressure on it. This will loosen the juice within the lemon. It’s a great thing to do before you need to get a juice out of a lemon for cooking or baking too. Next, poke a hole in the lemon the size of your stick. I used a decorating tip to make the perfect sized hole. I then stuck a knife in a little bit more to create the room for the stick.
Time to drink. I don’t know if it helped, but I cut the top and bottom off the stick thinking it might help the juice to flow through better. You need to suck really hard at first, but then the juice will start flowing through the stick. If it is working, but the juice stops flowing after a bit, you can move the stick around to loosen up the inside of the fruit. My kids loved it as much as I did when I was a girl. You could do this just for fun, or it would be a wonderful addition to your next party.