Easy Chocolate Pops, how to make fun DIY Valentine’s Day lollipops! A kid-friendly recipe that is so easy the kids can make these homemade chocolate lollipops themselves!
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These DIY Easy Chocolate Pops are so easy that I almost feel silly including a recipe for them! However, my kids have been home for two snow days now, so it’s a fun kid-friendly activity that I thought I’d share in case other parents out there are going out of their mind too. Haha! My Cake Batter Truffles recipe is also a fun candy recipe for kids!
You only need a few ingredients and a few supplies for these chocolate pops which would include:
Chocolate Candy Melts – I used Wilton’s chocolate candy melts since we had some in the house but you could also use a bag of chocolate chips. Or maybe your kids still have Christmas or Halloween candy around. Haha!
Valentine’s Day Sprinkles – I used cute Valentine’s Day sprinkles, but you could use anything you have. Even chopped cookies, pretzels, nuts, or candy would be great!
Lollipop Sticks – Any size will do, but I used long ones that were about 8 inches long.
Squeeze Bottle – You could also roll up some parchment paper or use a sealable bag and cut a corner but I find the bottles easiest for the kids to use.
Parchment Paper – I prefer parchment paper, but wax paper would also work.
These would be really cute to make for a birthday party with fun birthday sprinkles or different color candy melts! Or better yet, have the kids make them at the party if you’re feeling a little brave!
Thankfully, these Easy Chocolate Pops kept my kids busy on their snow day yesterday. Now I just need something for them to do today….
Here’s a quick video to show you how easy these chocolate pops come together…
What would you top your chocolate pops with? If you make them post some pics on my Snappy Gourmet Facebook page!
Hope you enjoy!
Easy Chocolate Pops Recipe
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on work surface.
- Fill squeeze bottle with melted chocolate. Squeeze a little chocolate on the parchment paper and roll top of lollipop stick in chocolate and lay stick flat on parchment paper.
- Squeeze chocolate out of bottle making a large overlapping design and over top of lollipop stick.
- Quickly top chocolate with sprinkles or your choice of topping.
- Let chocolate sit for about 5-10 minutes or until set. You can also place the pops in the refrigerator or freezer to expedite cooling.
- When chocolate is firm, gently lift stick to remove lollipops from parchment paper.
SNAPPY TIPS: To melt chocolate, you can use a double boiler, or place chocolate in microwave safe bowl and cook for 15-30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until smooth.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of sprinkles you could use your favorite chopped topping such as candy, pretzels, cookies, and/or nuts. Instead of parchment paper you could use wax paper. Instead of candy melts, you can use chocolate chips.
Other candy recipes I thought you’d enjoy:
- Crack Bars (Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Crackers) – Snappy Gourmet
- Red Hot Fudge – Inside BruCrew Life
- Homemade Hard Candy – Longbourn Farm
- Chocolate Rum Truffles – Kitchen Riffs