Saturday, 28 November 2015

Easy Chocolate Christmas Star Lollies

Readers, it’s almost 1st December, so I feel it’s ALMOST acceptable to start talking about Christmas.  Which means… Christmas food. Christmas cakes.  Christmas baking… Just about everything Christmas that you could ever imagine.  For a foodie, it’s a heavenly time of year.

Anyway, I’m a fan of homemade gifts at this time of year… It’s thoughtful after all. 

Last year I made chocolate bark for everyone – super simple.  This year, I’m starting to experiment with chocolate lollies.  A trip to Home Bargains on my day off (best shop ever) resulted in the purchase of a Wilton silicone star mould for £1.29.  There’s lots of things I am thinking about trying… cookie pops being one of them.  But I started off with simple chocolate lollies on sticks. 

Honestly, get yourselves down to Home Bargains to pick up one of these moulds for a bargain price, they are brilliant!

christmas star chocolate lollies

Christmas Star Chocolate Lollies

Ingredients (makes 4 lollies)

120g bar white chocolate
150g bar milk chocolate
Christmas sprinkles (I got mine in home bargains for 99p)
2 candy canes (crushed)
4 small round lolly sticks

Method

  1. Crush two candy canes using a rolling pin on a heavy wooden board.
  2. Prepare your moulds by putting a stick in each cavity.
    Prep the moulds
  3. Sprinkle the sprinkles and crushed candy canes into the bottom of each mould. Random is fine, but make sure it’s well spread across the mould space.
    Sprinkle the decor into the moulds
  4. Melt your white chocolate in a microwave proof cup for around 1 minute (remove and stir after 30 seconds).  Check it’s fully melted and pour half into the first mould and half into the second.  Tap the mould against the worktop to remove any air bubbles.
  5. Melt the milk chocolate in a microwave proof cup for around 1 minute (remove and stir after 30 seconds).  Check it’s fully melted and pour half into the first mould and half into the second.  Tap the mould against the worktop to remove any air bubbles.
  6. Transfer the mould to the fridge and allow to set for around an hour. 
    Set in the fridge
  7. Remove the mould from fridge and gently press out each lolly.  Serve immediately or wrap in a cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon to give as a gift. 
    star chocolate christmas lollies


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