How to Dissolve Jolly Ranchers

By Tracie Harris

Jolly Ranchers were first produced in 1949 as a hard candy. They now come in other versions, such as chewable gummies, lollipops, jellybeans and sodas. Learn to dissolve Jolly Ranchers easily, and add some sweet flavor to your favorite cocktail.

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Dissolved Jolly Ranchers can flavor other drinks.

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Dissolve in Water

Step 1

Pour boiling-hot water into a heat-safe drinking glass.

Step 2

Unwrap up to three Jolly Ranchers and place them in the glass.

Step 3

Stir the candies in the water, and check back every hour. They will have dissolved in about 3 hours.

Dissolve in Alcohol

Step 4

Pour pre-made margarita mix into a glass.

Step 5

Unwrap up to three Jolly Ranchers and place in the glass.

Step 6

Stir for about 5 minutes until the candies are completely dissolved.