What is it about lollipops that make them the symbol of reassurance and good times for kids? For children, the highlight of finishing up with a doctor’s appointment is that large, pristine jar that comes out filled to the brim with lollipops of all colors. When a child is squirming in a dentist’s chair, the doctor patiently reassures them that if they’re good, they’ll get a sweet lollipop once this ordeal is all over with. Similarly, if young kids do well in school, there teachers give them lollipops as a token of congratulations.
Lollipops are fun to eat, too. They come in so many different shapes, sizes, and flavors. The concept of having a piece of candy on a stick to enjoy for a prolonged period of time is certainly appealing. It is for this reason that chocolate lollipops were conceived into being!
A new type of lollipop
Lollipops are traditionally made with hardened flavored sucrose or glucose syrup which is then mounted on a stick. Chocolate lollipops are made by melting chocolate, pouring it into molds and placing a lollipop stick in the chocolate while it hardens. These treats may be enjoyed by quickly biting off the chocolate or you can savor it for longer by eating it slowly.
Chocolate lollipops also make great gifts. They can be molded into a number of different shapes and sizes. They can also be coated with additional toppings.
Some examples of gourmet chocolate lollipops include:
- Chocolate lollipops in the shape of roses, hearts, lips
- Chocolate medallion lollipops with sprinkles, nuts, or chocolate drizzles
- Holiday inspired chocolate lollipops in the shape of Rudolph the Reindeer’s head, the Easter bunny, pumpkins, etc.
- Chocolate lollipop bouquets
- Large, round chocolate lollipops with personalized messages
Homemade chocolate lollipops
If you’re looking to try your hand at homemade chocolate lollipops, here’s how you can make these tasty treats right at home.
- Melt your choice of chocolate in a double broiler or in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl.
- Use a spoon to pour some of the melted chocolate into chocolate molds.
- Place a lollipop stick at the end of the chocolate in the mold.
- Use the spoon to place a little more chocolate on the top of the stick and fill the cavity of the chocolate mold completely.
- Place the mold in the refrigerator and allow the chocolate lollipops to harden. This could take anywhere between 20 to 30 minutes.
- When the lollipops have hardened, remove them from the mold and decorate them with chocolate drizzles, caramel, nuts, sprinkles, or any other topping of your choosing.
Channel your inner little kid and grab yourself a mouthwatering chocolate lollipop to snack on. Kids shouldn’t get to have all the fun. Lollipops are fun to eat and chocolate lollipops are an excellent version of lollipops that everyone can enjoy.