Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Lollipops

Peppermint Christmas lollipops

Peppermint Christmas lollipops

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 Christmas lollipops

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.

Peppermint Christmas lollipops

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.

Peppermint Christmas lollipops

Peppermint Christmas lollipops

Love making lollipops? Try your hand at my caramel apple lollipop recipe, too!

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Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Lollipops
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 Christmas lollipops
Course Sweets
Cuisine Candy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
lollipops
Ingredients
Course Sweets
Cuisine Candy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
lollipops
Ingredients
Peppermint Christmas lollipops
Instructions
  1. Unwrap candy canes (or peppermints) and place in a ziploc bag. Using a mallet, crush candy into small pieces. Transfer to a small dish and set aside.
  2. Prepare lollipop mold by spritzing lightly with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray. Add lollipop sticks. Set mold aside.
  3. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
  4. Using a candy thermometer, boil mixture until it reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in peppermint flavor oil and food coloring of choice.
  6. Spoon sugar mixture into lollipop molds and allow candy to cool completely. Lollipops will set and harden as they cool. (This will happen quickly, about fifteen minutes).
  7. When lollipops have set, pop them from the mold onto a silicone baking mat or sheet of parchment paper.
  8. Melt and temper chocolate. Working quickly, dip the top half of each lollipop in chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy. Transfer to silicone mat or parchment and allow chocolate to harden.
  9. Individually wrap lollipops in cello bags. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month.
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes approximately 12 lollipops. I made two batches, one with green food coloring and white chocolate, and the other with red food coloring and dark chocolate, for 24 total pops.

These pops will last for a long time at room temperature, making them ideal for gifting, or for sending long distance! For best results, package each pop individually, or store in an airtight container between layers of parchment or wax paper.

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