Last week I went on a bit of a holiday chocolatemaking binge. In a couple of days, I made chocolate bars, candied chocolate-dipped grapefruit peels, and these peppermint lollipops. I only intended to make green pops with white chocolate, but they turned out so well that I decided to experiment with dark chocolate and red gel coloring, too!
I ended up two batches of lollipops, one in red (dipped in dark chocolate) and the other in green (dipped in white chocolate). Then, I flavored the pops with natural peppermint oil, and finished each one with a sprinkling of crushed peppermint candy.
These delightful peppermint lollipops make a great addition to a Christmas care package. They’re perfect stocking stuffers, and look lovely tied atop wrapped presents, too!
Peppermint Lollipop Notes
For this recipe, you’ll need a silicone lollipop mold (I use this one by Crystallove) and a small package of lollipop sticks. Lollipop sticks are easily findable at a craft supply store like Michael’s, or can also be ordered online.
These lollipops will last for several weeks. To store, wrap lollipops individually to avoid having the pops stick together. (Cello bags work best for these pops.) These will also ship well and are ideal for gifting, or adding to the top of wrapped Christmas packages.
I used natural peppermint oil (this one, from Lorann Oils) for this recipe. Because peppermint oil is quite strong, I only needed about 1/4 tsp of oil for each batch of candy. You could also substitute peppermint extract if you don’t have oil on hand, but you’ll need to adjust the amount as extracts are not as strong as oils.
Happy pop-making! If you try your hand at these, or any of my holiday recipes, be sure to tag your Instagram pictures with #bastecutfold for a repost.
Love making lollipops? Try your hand at my caramel apple lollipop recipe, too!
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