With only three ingredients, these lollipops couldn’t be easier to make. The texture is soft and fudge-like, so they’re a bit different from the traditionally hard lollipops you get from using refined sugar. This is dark chocolate, so you’ll want to add a little more syrup if you’d like them to be sweeter. You can taste the melted chocolate mixture before transferring it to the lollipop molds and decide then.
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (I used Baker’s – the only ingredient listed is chocolate)
4 tbs. maple syrup
1 tsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
- In a double boiler, melt the chocolate.
- Add the maple syrup and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Transfer the chocolate to the lollipop molds. (Alternately, you can spread the mixture on the bottom of a small loaf pan to make dark chocolate bark.)
- Let the lollipops set for about 2 hours, until solid.
- Carefully remove the lollipops from the mold and sprinkle the coconut on Santa’s beard. Ho ho ho!
This makes 10 lollipops, each with 1 tablespoon of chocolate. The total cost is $1.29, or $.13 per lollipop. Have you seen how much cute little lollipops cost at specialty stores? They’re usually bigger than mine, but I never see them for less than a dollar apiece. This is a great deal, perfect for the dark chocolate fan in your life.