This morning I decided to get a head start on the goody bags for my little one's princess party. I am trying to stick with the "princess" theme, so I thought it might be fun to include some chocolate fairy wand lollipops.
I've made chocolate lollipops before and they are really pretty easy to make. To begin, you will need the following: plastic lollipop molds in the shape of your choice (I used a star shape for my wands), chocolate melting wafers (these come in a variety of colors and flavors), microwave-proof plastic bottles, lollipop sticks, sprinkles or candies for decoration, and cellophane bags to wrap the finished pops. These supplies are all readily available at any larger craft store, like Michael's or AC Moore.
Make the lollipops according to the directions on the chocolate mold package - it really just involves melting the chocolate wafers in the plastic squeeze bottle and filling the molds. I chose to use pink wafers and I added the sprinkles while the chocolate was still warm. I do suggest that you buy multiple molds so that you can make a bunch at one time. They are fairly inexpensive (I bought mine on sale for 99 cents each) and you won't have to worry about your chocolate hardening in between batches.
Once the pops are completely set, you can remove them from the molds and package them. I used some small cellophane bags and lots of pretty ribbons and millinery flowers.
If you have a party coming up, I really suggest you try these. They are so easy to make and really give a personal touch to your event. O.K., now, I have to go hide them so that nobody (including me!) is tempted to eat them before they make it into the goody bags. :)