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.

Things You'll Need


Dissolve in Water

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

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

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

Dissolve in Alcohol

Pour pre-made margarita mix into a glass.

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

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

References and Resources

Hershey's: Jolly Rancher Hard Candies