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NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: DIY Lollipops… and Something Kinda Gross

“Lollipop, lollipop…” We are showing you how to make your own lollipops!

"Lollipop, lollipop..." We are showing you how to make your own lollipops!

On Friday, February 22nd during Nailed It Or Failed It on Good Morning Quad Cities and News 8 at 11am, we used just two items to make a unique treat: Jolly Ranchers and lollipop sticks. Click here to see the recipe and click below to see if we NAILED IT or FAILED IT!

While our Jolly Ranchers were undergoing a transformation, I was conducting my own experiment at home. I have heard about the rubber egg before and have always wanted to try it, but it takes 24 hours. So, yesterday, I put a raw egg in a mason jar and covered it with vinegar. Then, I let it sit until Nailed It Or Failed It today. Here's what happened:

As you can see, Eric did NOT like it. However, he did like Ketz's Concoction!

It's been 50 weeks - almost one year! - since Jon made his first Ketz's Concoction, and boy are they amazing. (He made me say that...) With some more wintry weather coming our way, this may be a great weekend to make a Bailey's Hot Chocolate:


  • 2 Ounces Baliey's Original Irish Cream
  • 1 Cup Prepared Hot Chocolate
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Syrup


Prepare hot chocolate and pour into a mug. Stir in Bailey's. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Enjoy!