by Alison This year my daughter and I decided to make Valentine lollipops for our friends and family. We purchased all the necessary supplies at the local Bulk Barn.
I recommend buying more than one mold if you plan on making a lot, as each mold we bought makes only four lollipops.
We chose milk chocolate wafers as well as red and pink. For our allergic friends we melted regular chocolate chips, as the Bulk Barn can be a dangerous place for cross contamination. The first step was to melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Depending on the size of bowl, this took between two and four minutes. Then we poured the chocolate into the molds using a spoon. We also tried using a squeeze bottle, and while my daughter enjoyed it, it was a bit slower and the chocolate hardened quickly in the bottle. This might have been more useful if we were using more than one colour of chocolate per lollipop.
Once the molds were full, we added lollipop sticks and made sure the sticks were covered in chocolate. Then the molds were put in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes. When they had hardened the lollipops came out easily.
My daughter insisted on taste testing our first batch.
After she declared them delicious, we packaged them up using lollipop bags and ribbon.
This was so fun and easy, that we may be making chocolate lollipops for every occasion!
Alison is a mom of two energetic children, ages 5 and 1. She doesn't yet have a blog, but may start one soon.