How to Make Chocolate Heart and Mustache Lollipops

by Tracy Jordan on February 6, 2013

Make these with kids for Valentine's DayIt’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I thought I’d show you how to make those chocolate heart and mustache lollipops I made for the All Fixed Up pre-release party. In the book app, you can add kisses and hearts (here’s a picture of hearts) to soothe feelings and help Daddy get dressed by twirling a mustache, so these lollipops were a natural fit!

(I was a candy maker — specialty chocolate! — for 4 years in a previous life, but I promise, I’ll make this easy on you.)

Homemade Chocolate Lollipops Ingredients

You can find most of these at a craft store, like Michael’s:

  • Molds
  • Sticks
  • Chocolate or coating (coating or candy melts are easier to deal with than milk or dark chocolate)
  • Food coloring (if using coating and want to tint it)
  • Melted candy dispenser (ziplock bag, squeeze bottle, or candy bag)
  • Bags to cover pops
  • Tags to close bags (optional)

How to make Pink Heart Chocolate Lollipops for Valentine's Day

How to Make Chocolate Lollipops (Suckers)

  1. Buy and clean candy molds.
  2. Melt the chocolate or coating. Add coloring.
  3. Scoop slightly warm chocolate into a piping bag and fill candy molds to almost the top.
  4. Gently shake the mold back and forth and tap it up and down a bit to get the chocolate to set and remove air bubbles.
  5. Add lollipop sticks.
  6. Wait for them to cool completely, about 30 minutes. Place them in the refrigerator if you want to speed up the drying process.
  7. Pop out of tray by turning upside down and pressing on the bottom of the molds.
  8. Cover with plastic bags to preserve the shiny look.

That’s it! This is a great project to do with your kids — you can get creative with colors, flavors, and candy mold shapes.

Looking for a unique and inexpensive gift for your child this Valentine’s Day? Get All Fixed Up! Available as a hardcover and interactive book for iPad.

 

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