For Crafty Thursdays this week we're making Chocolate Lollypop Disguises. This is a super easy craft and you can use any mold you want. We went for lollipop molds that came in some form of disguise, mostly because we thought they'd make fun photos. That's a mustache pop above.
Here's what you need:
- Wilton Candy Melts - available at craft stores these come in all sorts of flavors and colors
- Lollipop sticks - we used longer ones, available at craft stores
- A lollipop mold (like the lip mold above, they come in all sorts of sizes and shapes. They can be found at Michael's, AC Moore, Joanne's, Etsy and Ebay. Etsy and Ebay have more unusual molds. The craft stores have better prices especially if you wait for a sale or coupon.)
- A double boiler or a microwave to melt the chocolate. The double boiler prevents the chocolate from melting unevenly and burning. You can read how to make one here. The microwave is easiest if you are using the candy melts.
- A container to melt your chocolate in
- A spoon to help stir and pour
Ready your mold, chocolate, and sticks. You're going to have to work quickly to get the lollipops done before the chocolate starts to set, so you don't want to be looking around the kitchen for your tools.
Put about 1.5 cups of chocolate melts into your container. Any more and you might have trouble melting it. Any less and you won't have enough for pops. Put the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Take it out and stir. It won't be fully melted yet. Put it back in for 15 seconds increments removing and stirring each time until melted. Don't put it in for longer, because if the chocolate burns, you can't save it. It seems like everyone has to learn this one the hard way. Here's what it looks like melted:
You can also dip fruit in at this stage if you'd rather skip the pop and add the fruit.
Pour/spoon the chocolate into the mold. You'll have to gently finesse the chocolate with a fork to get it to the edges.
Add your lollipop stick and twirl it around so it's fully covered in chocolate (see photo above). This is to make sure the chocolate stays attached to the stick.
Let the chocolate harden. This take about 5 minutes in the fridge, and about twenty out on the counter.
|These crowns need trimming. See the chocolate around the edges|
Using a knife slowly trim any excess chocolate from the lollipop and wrap. I used cellophane bags from Michaels with a little twisty or ribbon at the bottom.
Special thanks for Mysti Berry for helping me with these!
And you're done. Done forget to comment below and we'll send one of you a mold for a bow tie lollipop. US Residents only.