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“These are lollipop candies that look like Dexter's (the TV serial killer) blood slides. I found these on the Forkable blog website ( and wanted to make sure I didn't lose it. I think when I do make these (will have a Dexter party when the next season starts) I may experiment with flavors as well.”
6-10 slides

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a few baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Bring sugar, corn syrup, and 2 Tbs water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Don’t stir, but occasionally wash down sides of pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water to prevent crystals from forming; boil until mixture turns golden, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Pour the melted sugar mixture in a line down the center of the pan. Using a skewer or the flat edge of a large knife, spread sugar into a thin flat sheet. Glass slides are pretty thin, so the thinner the better. It will also be easier to cut in the next steps.
  4. Once you have the mixture spread into a flat sheet, let it cool and harden for 5-10 minutes. Once the mixture is hard, pull it away from the mat or parchment. If its super thin, try not to crack it.
  5. Place the blade of a large knife (not necessarily your best) directly into your burner to heat. If you have an electric stove, you can use a lighter. Once the blade is hot, begin to cut your sheets of sugar into strips. Cut edges to be the length of a real slide. Its good to have a glass slide to use as a template.
  6. If the edges are really rough, dip your finger and water and smooth them out.
  7. Lay your cut slides on your baking tray and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  8. Take slides out of fridge. Using a toothpick, a bamboo skewer, or small paint brush, paint on the blood circle in the center. You don’t need too much. A small droplet will be enough. If you put too much on, it will run all over the slide and make a huge mess. Refrigerate again until the dye is dry and you’re done!

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