The past couple of birthdays I've shied away from giving the usual lollybag at the birthday parties. This is not because I'm a mean health-freak that only gives my kids carob, but I do like something a bit different and something they haven't had at the party. I also figure they've had heaps of sugar by that point too!
At Laura and Olivia's rainbow birthday party - I made rainbow swirl marshmallow and packaged them up with fold-over printed 'thank you for coming to our party' that I stapled on top like a swing tab. They were a big hit. I made them up 3 days before the party and stashed them in an airtight container until the party - one less thing to think about....
Eloise's birthday in June I did the same idea except with iced number 6 cookies and a butterfly cookie (pressed and iced by Eloise herself).
This week when I saw Nicole's post on Make your own freckles a little light went off in my head.. 'Yes, how simple, and fun!' So I thought I'd take that idea in another direction and make freckle lollipops!
You can suit them to your party - I used moulds from Inspired by chocolate and also the edible blue glitter that would be perfect for a 'space party' i.e. making planets. I used the regular 100's and 1000's and some fairy sprinkles too. You could use white chocolate and pink sprinkles for princesses or fairies - you could mix edible glitter in them too.
The whole process truly takes about 10 minutes per batch - and this mould makes 5 each time but they have other moulds (very reasonably priced too) that have more per tray.
200g milk chocolate
sprinkles of choice
Place lollipop sticks in moulds and melt your chocolate.
I melt my chocolate in a microwave proof bowl/jug. I put it on 50% power for 1 minute, remove, stir and return to the microwave for another minute on 50% power.
Spoon the chocolate in to the moulds.
Tap the sides of the mould until the chocolate evens out - with a knife scrape across the moulds to remove excess chocolate. Sprinkle with desired sprinkles!
Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, and twist mould and remove your lollipops!
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