As it's Chocolate Week I thought I would share with you an easy way to create your very own chocolate lollipops.
You will need:-
- lolly sticks
- white chocolate
- strawberry chocolate
- piping bag x 2
- baking paper or non stick sheet
- decorations - sprinkles or chocolate drops
- small spatula or knife
- glass bowl
I chose to make vanilla and strawberry chocolate lollies but you can pick any flavour chocolate.
Heat some water in a saucepan, place a glass bowl onto the saucepan ensuring the bowl does not touch the hot water. Add the chocolate pieces into the bowl and allow to melt slowly.
Place the baking sheet onto a tray, this way it's easier to move the chocolate lollies if you need to pop them into the fridge or out of harms way or little fingers! If you're not confident enough to pipe your chocolate lollies free hand, you can always draw your design on the baking sheet.
Once melted scoop the chocolate into the piping bag, careful it will be very warm. If you are doing more than one type of chocolate, melt this also and scoop into a second piping bag.
Snip the end off the piping bag, you can now pipe your lollies to your desired design. You can use the spatula or knife to help spread or flatten your design, by gently smoothing the chocolate. This way you can retain the design on the side that has contact with the baking sheet. Oh and don't forget your lolly sticks.
Allow to cool and set, you can place them into the fridge if it's a warm day. Once set, gently ease away from the baking sheet. If you are expecting your chocolate lollipops to last longer than 5 minutes, wrap them in cellophane and give as a gift. I was quite pleased with the Chocolate Name Lollipops, tricky to pipe the name as a mirror image though.
The photo of the lolly below the one with the sprinkles on, has the pin wheel design on the other side - only I forgot to take a picture of it, sorry.