Check out this fun project! Reese & I made these chocolate lollipops as a test-run for some Christmas gifts for our CoOp friends. You could use chocolate molds if you had them, but we had fun making our free-form circles.
What you'll need:*Milk Chocolate melting chips
*Plastic bags for wrapping
*Squeeze bottle or Ziplock baggie
What To Do:
*Line a few cookie sheets with tin foil.
*Follow instructions for melting chocolate pieces. We put ours in a ziplock baggie, closing the bag almost completely, leaving about 1 inch open at the top. Making sure the baggie is standing upright, we microwaved the chocolate at 30 second intervals on 50% power until completely melted.
*Either pour chocolate into squeeze bottle (probably easier for little hands to control) or cut 1/4 inch off corner of your Ziplock baggie.
*Lay a lollipop stick on top of the tin foil and make a circle with your melted chocolate. We found it easiest to make a circle outline first & then let little hands fill in the circle with chocolate. As you're filling in the circle, twist the lollipop stick around to keep it held in place once the chocolate hardens.
*Before your chocolate cools, sprinkle your decorations on top of the lollipops.
*Refrigerate until hardened. Using candy wrap, secure each chocolate pop into a wrapper & close with ribbons.