These little lollipops are so fun- a perfect little party favor or treat for class parties. I like things like this for birthday celebrations in class too because the children can choose to eat it in class or take it home for later.
These only require two ingredients and literally take minutes to make.
You can add whatever flavors you like- sprinkles, nuts, dried fruit, white chocolate, caramel, peppermint etc… to suit your party. I think dark chocolate with candied orange peel would be amazing or maybe chopped up dried cherry? You can really go crazy with flavor combinations.
I made these with little pink and red hearts for Valentine’s Day and they were a huge hit with some little people that we recently had over.
Here is what you do-
- Chocolate Chips or Chocolate Bars
- Coconut Oil
- Sprinkles or toppings of your choice
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds.
- Stir well.
- Continue to melt in 15 second intervals until creamy- stir well each time.
- Add a very small amount of coconut oil and stir well.
- Pick up your spoon and see if the chocolate is slowly rolling off the spoon. If not add another small amount of coconut oil.
- Once the consistency is nice and creamy, take a tablespoon of the chocolate sauce and slowly pour onto the parchment paper in a smooth dollop to create a circle.
- Add a lollipop stick to the center of the circle- you may need to add slightly more chocolate on top to cover the stick.
- Add any toppings you like- sprinkles, fruit, nuts, candies, drizzles of white or dark chocolate etc...
- Set aside and let cool for at least an hour so the lollipop gets hard enoughto pick up off the tray- you can also expedite the process by popping the tray in the fridge.
So these are extremely simple to make- just melt the chocolate slowly and add just a tiny bit of coconut oil until you get the chocolate to a nice texture to slide off the spoon and create a creamy circle. The amount of coconut oil will vary according to how many chocolate chips you use and the brand of chocolate you use.
I used one cup of Ghirardelli chocolate chips and about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and that made 6 generous lollipops.
If you find any little bubbles in your lollipop or marks from the spoon, just gently bang the cookie sheet against the counter to get them out.
I added a little white chocolate drizzle to a few and some red and pink hearts to my lollipops. I tied them in cello treat bags and ribbon and I think they are really cute!
Just be sure to use a really good chocolate for your lollipops- I love Guittard (my favorite) and Ghirardelli is really inexpensive at stores like Target.
And here are a few other fun recipes to try: