Happy first day of Spring and welcome back to Mini Chef Mondays! A few weeks ago we bought a lollipop making kit on sale at the toy store and couldn’t wait to try our hand at making our own lollipops! The only problem is, making normal lollipops calls for boiling the ingredients to very high heat and I just didn’t think the whole process was safe to do as a kids cooking activity. I wanted to create lollipops we could make together safely and I realized chocolate would do just the trick! Most of our recipes do not need special equipment, but for this recipe you will need a lollipop mold and sticks.
In a microwave safe container melt the white chocolate in 2-3 30 second intervals, stirring between, until just melted. Stir chocolate until smooth. Divide chocolate into smaller bowls and add food coloring of choice. We added blue, yellow and red (for pink) to swirl together for a nice spring color pallet!
Lightly spray the lollipop molds with cooking spray of choice. If you over spray, just wipe it with a paper towel. Use a clean spoon for each color and scoop a dollop of each color into the molds. Swirl colors as desired. Add spring colored sprinkles for decoration*. For Easter, add Easter sprinkles! Insert sticks and transfer the tray to the fridge to set.
*note: if you want sprinkles on both sides, simply add sprinkles to the molds before putting the chocolate in!
Thankfully it doesn’t take that long to set and your lollies will be ready to eat in no time! We let them set for about 30-40 minutes. Store them in the fridge to help keep the shape until you eat them.
- 1 large white chocolate bar -or- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- Food coloring
- Spring colored sprinkles
- Lollipop mold and sticks.
- In microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in 2 to 3 30 second intervals, stirring between.
- Stir melted chocolate until smooth.
- Divide into smaller bowls and add food coloring as desired. We used three colors, and added two drops of color to each one.
- Spray lollipop mold lightly with cooking oil of choice.
- Dollop the chocolate into your prepared lollipop mold, alternating colors. Swirl colors together if desired. Add sprinkles.
- Add sticks and transfer to fridge to set before eating, about 45 minutes.
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