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Valentine Candy Recipes: Jolly Rancher Heart Lollipops

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to do kitchen science with kids. Whip up some Valentine candy recipes like these fun jolly rancher lollipops and get ready to add a cool science twist! In the kitchen, kids can learn a lot about science and math. Cooking is one of the ultimate Valentines STEM activities! My kids love cooking in the kitchen. One of my favorite things about cooking with kids is not only that they learn to cook (so important! ), but also that it is the perfect place to solidify math skills.

Easy DIY heart lollipops! Whip up these fun Valentine' candy recipes for heart lollipops that can be made in under 10 minutes!

Bring some STEAM into your kitchen this Valentine’s Day when you make these candy heart lollipops!

How to Make Valentine’s Candy Recipes with Ease!

This simple Valentine’s Day heart lollipop recipe is fun, colorful, and easy! Keep reading to find a STEM lesson plan to go along with your Valentine candy recipes.

The Science Behind Candy Heart Lollipops

Children must measure, follow a recipe, use kitchen tools, set up the molds, and a lot of other STEAM elements to get their candy lollipops to turn out right.

Follow along with these directions on how to make jolly rancher lollipops in molds to turn the Valentine heart lollipops into a STEAM activity at home or in the classroom.

Valentine Science Books and More!

These fun Valentine’s Day Books for kids will teach kids about the science around Valentine’s Day, the history of the holiday, and a whole lot more!

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The Calendar Kids Meet February Book

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Valentines Day Math Workbook

in my heart a book of feelings

In My Heart a Book of Feelings

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I Love You Around the World Valentine Coloring Book

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Valentine Activity Book

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Candy Bites the Science of Sweets

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day Holidays Around the World

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Valentine’s Day Coloring Book

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Hear Your Heart Science Book

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Cardiology for Kids Book

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Valentine’s Day Riddle Book

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Build Valentine’s Day Fun with LEGO

Valentine Candy Making STEM Integration

Cooking, and particularly cooking candy, takes elements of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Science: Measuring, following directions.

Technology: Working with a microwave and kitchen tools.

Engineering: Designing the look of the lollipops, making sure things stay neat and orderly.

Math: Measuring, calculating cook times.

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More Valentine Activities for Kids

Valentine’s Hearts Fizzing Chemical Reactions

Heart Science Projects

Valentine Heart Chromatography Experiment with Markers!

Valentine Lama Craft

Teaching Resources for Valentine’s Day

Here are some fun STEM teaching resources for Valentine’s Day that you can use in the classroom.

Browse the entire category of Valentine’s Day classroom supplies here or grab some of my Valentine’s Day favorites from the list below.

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Love Bot Science Bots

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Pumping Heart Model

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Candy Chemistry Science Lab

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Yumology Candy Science Kit

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Glowing Candy Lab Science Kit

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Exploding Candy Lab Science Kit

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Chemistreats Classroom Candy Science Kits

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Lollipop Lab Candy Science Kit

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Candy Vending Machine

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Candy Perfume Science Lab

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LEGO Roses

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Plasma Heart

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Cross Section Heart Model

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LEGO Flower Bouquet

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LEGO Valentine Heart Bear

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Valentine Building Block Bears

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Valentine Bear Building Kit

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Clockwork Heart Building Kit

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LEGO Friends Flower and Chocolate Kit

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LEGO Pop up Valentine Card with Swans

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LEGO Love Bird Building Set

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Building Brick Candy Shop

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LEGO Valentine Wreath

What you’ll need for the Valentine candy heart lollipops: 

Valentine Classroom Decorations

Add some Valentine’s Day festivities and flair to your classroom with these classroom decorations for Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day Door Decorating Kit

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Love Letter Garland

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Tissue Paper Classroom Valentine’s Door Decorations

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Valentine’s Day Classroom Window Clings

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Valentine Letters Classroom Door Decorations

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Valentine’s Day Classroom Decorating Kit

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Our Class is Sweet Cupcake Valentine’s Day Classroom Decorating Kit

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Our Love for Learning Grows and Grows Classroom Decorations

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A Class Full of Sweethearts Classroom Decorations for Valentine’s Day

How to Make Jolly Rancher Lollipops in Heart Molds

This Valentine lollipop recipe is so easy, and it tastes, great, too!

Kick it up a notch by melting sugar to make your own candy and flavor it with your favorite candy flavors!

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to do kitchen science with kids. Whip up these fun heart lollipops for kitchen science fun and learning!

2. Unwrap Jolly Ranchers and place 2 different colored jolly ranchers in each mold.

3. Place mold on a baking sheet. Stick in oven for about 7-8 minutes. Keep a close eye on them and take them out when melted.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to do kitchen science with kids. Whip up these fun heart lollipops for kitchen science fun and learning!

4. Immediately place a stick in the lollipop.

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5. Let them set at room temperature for about 10 minutes or until harden. Pop out of mold.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to do kitchen science with kids. Whip up these fun heart lollipops for kitchen science fun and learning!

6. Now they are ready to eat!!

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to do kitchen science with kids. Whip up these fun heart lollipops for kitchen science fun and learning!

If you want to make these as gifts, wrap them in candy bags and tie with a pretty bow. If you have other molds, try making other fun candy shapes! Homemade candy is a lot more fun than store-bought!

Classroom-Friendly Valentine Shirts

I love wearing fun Valentine-themed shirts in the classroom during February. Here are a few of my favorite Valentine Shirts for Teachers.

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Be Kind Valentine Teacher Shirt

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I Love You Sign Language Teacher Shirt

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Kindness Teacher Valentines Day Shirt

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Wood Heart Earrings for Valentine’s Day

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Teaching Sweethearts Valentine’s Day Teacher Shirt

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My Class is Full of Sweethearts Teacher Valentine’s Day Shirt

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Tie Dye Heart Shirt for Teachers

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Love All Day Every Day Teacher Valentine’s Day Shirt

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Painted Heart Valentine’s Day Shirt for Teachers

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Heart Fractions Math Teacher Valentine’s Day Shirt

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Penguin Heart Teacher Earrings

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Valentine Alphabet Teacher Shirt

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Heart Envelope Valentine Earrings

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ASL Sign Language Love Valentine ASL Teacher Shirt

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All We Need is Love Globe Shirt

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Valentines Cats T Shirt

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Valentine Elements Chemistry Teacher Shirt

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Valentine SPED Teacher Inclusion Valentine’s Day Teaching Shirt

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Teaching Valentine Conversation Hearts Shirt for Valentine’s Day

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This Teacher Loves Her Students Valentine’s Day Shirt

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Valentine Dinosaur Love Valentine’s Day Shirt for Teachers

Wearing a fun shirt, decorating the classroom with red and pink decorations, and doing other fun Valentine’s Day activities will make Valentine’s Day about more than just cardboard Valentines and candy.

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