Chocolate lollipops (homemade food gift with video)

Need some last minute Christmas stocking fillers? Or a quick thank you gift for a friend? These gorgeous chocolate lollipops are SO easy to make, and look lovely packaged up with a bow! And they'll cost you a fraction of the price they would in the shops!
Course Homemade food gift
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 lollipops
Calories 106 kcal
Author Helen


  • 7 ounces chocolate (I used milk, but use dark or white if you prefer)
  • 1.75 ounces white chocolate for decorating (optional)
  • edible decorations of your choice e.g. dried mango, other dried fruit, raw cashew nuts, pistachio nuts, chopped fudge, pecans, chopped candies / candy bars…

other things you need

  • small lollipop sticks
  • cellophane see-through gift bags
  • odds and ends of fabric or paper gift ribbon
US Customary - Metric


  1. Line baking trays or wooden boards with baking / non-stick paper.
  2. Break the chocolate(s) into pieces in small glass / ceramic bowls and melt (in the microwave in 30-second bursts, or over a double boiler).
  3. Place tablespoons of melted chocolate on the baking / non-stick paper, then push a lollipop stick about a third of the way into the side of it, twisting as you do.
  4. Quickly decorate with your chosen treats, then leave to harden completely.
  5. Wrap each lollipop in a cellophane gift bag, and tie with a ribbon.

Recipe Notes

Recipe based on an idea seen on one of Ina Garten’s shows (The Barefoot Contessa!).

I always melt my chocolate in the microwave in 30-second bursts. After the 3rd 30-second burst, some of the chocolate is still not quite melted, but I stir it in until it is. This is an easy way to ‘temper’ your chocolate so that it hardens again nicely.

Nutrition facts below are a rough guide only as they do not include any of the optional decorations. But hey, never mind - we're celebrating so who cares about calories?

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate lollipops (homemade food gift with video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.