I am one of those crazy people who enjoys sour things. I love Lemonheads and can’t get enough of them. But, as a college student, I’m not willing to pay $1.79 for a small box of these bad boys. Instead, I made my own and I only spent $4.62 for a batch of 24, which are much larger than they are when store-bought. These tasty sweets will keep you from ever eating store-bought Lemonheads again.

Two Ingredient DIY Lemonheads

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:4+
  • Medium


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6-8 Lemons
  • Cooking spray
Photo by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 1

    Slice each lemon in half. Then squeeze each lemon into a measuring cup. Continue to juice your lemons until you have approximately 1 cup of lemon juice.

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  • Step 2

    Pour sugar into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix in lemon juice until the sugar dissolves.

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  • Step 3

    Boil this mixture until it reaches the consistency of thick syrup.

    #SpoonTip: A good way to check the syrup is to drop a small drop in cold water, it should appear brittle. 

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  • Step 4

    Coat a mini-muffin baking sheet with cooking spray. Pour the heated mixture into each mini-muffin mold. For smaller Lemonheads, fill the molds less than half-way full. For larger Lemonheads, fill the molds more than half-way full.

    #SpoonTip: Smaller Lemonheads will harden faster.

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  • Step 5

    Let the Lemonheads cool until they harden. Once hardened, the lemon drop candies are ready for consumption.

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