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Festive Sunnies


9 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
6 pops

When a tasty treat is as fun to make as it is to eat, everyone’s happy. These edible sunflowers reflect your food craft skills and make great gifts as well as perfect cake toppers. They're sure to brighten everyone’s mood.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Cool Time
48 minutes


  • 3 (4 to 6-inch)
    lollipop sticks
  • red frosting
  • green frosting
  • yellow frosting
  • 1/4 cup
    red candy coated chocolate sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup
    green candy coated chocolate sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup
    yellow candy coated chocolate sunflower seeds

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
pan tray or cookie sheet
paper parchment paper
chef hat small spatula or knife

Line tray or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut lollipop sticks in half for total of 6 sticks. Remove wrappers from caramel candies. Push stick into center of each candy by inserting end of stick close to the bottom of the side.


Thickly frost sides of each caramel candy with frosting (2 red, 2 green and 2 yellow). Place pops evenly on prepared tray allowing plenty of room between pops so that flower petals can be added.


Starting at the bottom of each pop, place sunflower seeds with pointy edge out in color corresponding to color of frosting around entire bottom edge of candy piece. Continue adding sunflower seeds around each pop until you have four rows of "petals" and sides are completely covered.

Decorating Tip

Tweezers can help with placement of sunflower seeds.


Allow sunflower pops to sit overnight or until frosting has hardened enough to hold sunflower seeds. Store in airtight containers in cool, dry place. makes 6 pops. Recipe created for The Hershey Company by Handmade Charlotte.

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