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Here’s How You Can Turn Pizza Into Lollipops


Photos by Katherine Baker

Pizza is arguably the most fun and delicious food on earth. But what if it could be made even more fun? #challengeaccepted

We transformed pizza into lil’ lollipops, perfect for your football party platter.

#SpoonTip: You don’t have to like football to like these.

And these babies come together in no time at all. All you need is some store-bought pizza dough, Hunt’s diced tomatoes in sauce (which are peeled using steam from simple hot water, instead of *chemicals), a little cheese and a whole lot of enthusiasm (#goyourteam). Pizza lollipops are sure to be an epic touchdown on your Super Bowl party spread, so get rolling.


Mini Pizza Roll Lollipops

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 10 pizza pops



  • 1 lb premade or homemade pizza dough
  • 1 cup Hunt’s diced tomatoes in sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh basil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup toppings of your choice (such as pepperoni, bell peppers or olives)


1.   Preheat oven to 400º F.

2.   Roll out the pizza dough until it is approximately 10 inches x 14 inches (a little larger than a piece of printer paper).


3.   In a blender or food processor, combine Hunt’s diced tomatoes in sauce, garlic, basil and oregano. Pulse until combined.


4.   Spoon cheese over dough, leaving a one inch margin. Cover with cheese.


5.   Add additional toppings. Fold over ends on both sides.


6.   Roll into a long log (hot dog style, not hamburger).

7.   Cut log into slices, about 1 inch in thickness.

8.   Place slices onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.


9.   Remove from oven, and immediately stick with a clean lollipop stick or chopstick.


10.   Serve and enjoy. Go team.


*Lye peeling is generally recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes.

Original post by Katherine Baker on Spoon University




Sriracha Bacon Lollipops Combine the Trendiest Things of All Time


Full disclosure: I am so over Sriracha. I can’t stand the smell, the hype, or the fact that you have to dump a bucket of it into anything just to find a little bit of heat. If there was any foodstuff raring to become the new bacon, Sriracha won that race by a good lightyear.

Still, would I try a Sriracha and bacon-flavored lollipop? Eh, can’t say no.

Sriracha Bacon is the new “holiday” flavor from candy company Lollyphile (the guys who brought us the absinthe, breast milk, and blue cheese lollipops). Inspired by the recent Huy Fong – Irwindale lawsuit and (we’re assuming) Santa’s jolly red PJs, the pops are currently being pushed as a “combination of two of the greatest things of all time  . . . candied salty spicy peppery porky goodness.”

Since Black Friday is technically starting a day early this year, why not enjoy your holiday dinner in lollipop form? Start off with a smooth cabernet, follow up with maple bacon and sriracha bacon, and wind down with a smoky bourbon.

Sriracha Bacon Lollipops: 4 for $10 at Lollyphile.

H/T + PicThx LAist


Breast Milk Lollipops Exist to Make You Envy Infants


Let’s be real: after the semen cocktails, the idea of a breast milk lollipop seems downright tame. Not to mention nostalgic — after all, the last time you drank breast milk was also probably the last time you ate as much as you wanted, screamed constantly, and still had someone else wipe your butt.

Lollyphile, the company responsible for creatively flavored lollipops, has a healthy respect for the awesome power of breast milk, describing it as a substance “so delicious it could turn a screaming, furious child into a docile, contented one” and infants as “selfish” for hogging all of it. They’re also quick to reassure any dubious consumers that the lollipops are not made with actual breast milk (so no one has to worry about factories full of pregnant and nursing mothers pumping frantically to keep up with lollipop demand). Lollyphile has expressed a ton of gratitude to the mothers who shared their breast milk with Lollyphile “flavor specialists” to get the authentic breast milk flavor, but the treats themselves are totally vegan.

And no, the lollipops aren’t shaped like breasts.

Breast Milk Lollipops $10 @ Lollyphile 

H/T HuffPo


TIL: The Mystery Flavor of Dum Dums Lollipops is A Mixture of Two Flavors


I knew I wasn’t crazy when I said my Mystery Dum Dums lollipop tasted like buttered popcorn and cherries. I was so sure of myself. Yet my bottom lip quivered as the other kids hotly informed me that it was obviously grape, like the color of the wrapper, psh. Oh really now?

Turns out, I was right.

The Mystery Flavor pop, the one with questions marks covering the wrapper, is a mixture of two flavors combined when the end of one batch of candy is mixed with the beginning of the next batch. This helps production fluidity as the tedious hassle of shutting down and cleaning machines after each flavor ends can hinder efficiency. Also, it makes for a really cool reason to create a “Mystery Flavor” that’s continually changing.

Buttered popcorn & Cherry FTW.

H/T mentalfloss


Absinthe, Whisky, White Russian & Habanero Tequila Flavored Lollipops


While the Absinthe-flavored lollipops won’t make you see fairies, they only taste like booze (unfortunately), they do make for an excellent replacement when you run out of tiny umbrellas or could even make for novelty chasers when throwing back actual doses of Absinthe.


Sriracha Lollipops Are a Real Thing

Sriracha, it’s the cock sauce of our day-to-day, it’s the fiery Asian ketchupness that makes everything in our kitchen better, and we’ve already settled on the fact that it goes well with pretty much everything. Sriracha Lollipops are a further testament to that obnoxious clause — that even in and on desserts, this chili sauce is a broadly accepted flavor.

So if you’re looking for more danger in your lollipop selection, look no further than these fiery hot Sriracha lollipops. Imagine being at your favorite pho restaurant, and being able to swirl your soup around with your dessert stick. That’s what I’m looking for in my Sriracha desserts. Ability to swirl — or something like that.

Buy: $10, $24, or $58 @ Lollyphile



Classy Carrot Lollipops Are the Ultimate Easter Swag

If you’re tired of sucking back normal lollipops on Easter, then this Williams-Sonoma exclusive candy pop will do the trick. These gourmet-esque Carrot Lollipops are made from pure essential oils of orange and lime.

They’re not cheap, a pack of 3 will run you $8.95, but they’re made in the USA and they’re currently listed with free shipping. If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat their carrots, maybe you can train them on this sweeter version.

Then again, that might lead to a weird habit of sucking on carrots. Forget I even brought that up.


Bacon-Flavored Lollipops

Bacon’s unofficial reigning title as Nature’s Candy has been sweetly cemented.

Vat 19 is now distributing Bacon Pops, a new line of hard candy lollipops, for those who like their breakfast portable, pocket-sized, and on a stick. Each six-pack comes with an assortment of flavors to tickle your epicurean fancy — choose from BBQ Bacon, Maple Bacon, and Honey Bacon. The bacon bits inside the hand-poured hard candy base consist of soy and flavoring rather than pork meat, so fret not, vegetarians. Proceed to salivate.

As of now, the product offering is sold out, but according to the website, more stock is scheduled to arrive next week. Stay tuned.