Make these easy homemade chocolate lollipops for a delicious homemade holiday gift! P.S. Be sure and save some for yourself!

Can I tell you about my latest Saturday morning?

I promise you I’ll be quick since I know the main reason you’re here is for the homemade chocolate lollipops!

Anyways, this past Saturday I had a lovely morning…

With the tree decorated, the house clean, the kids on vacation (no homework!), AND, no kids sporting events to attend, I managed to spend the morning relaxing in front of a warm fire, coffee in hand, watching Ina on the Food Network Channel.

You all know who Ina is, right?

No worries if you don’t.Β  After all, my celebrity-savvy husband, Mr. Spicy, had no clue who Ina was when he joined me in front of the fire to watch Food Network TV with me.

Here’s how our conversation went…

Mr. Spicy-“What are you watching?”

Me-“I’m watching The Barefoot Contessa on a holiday food tour of London.”

Mr. Spicy-“Who????”

Me-“You know…Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa.”

Mr. Spicy {with glazed look in his eyes}-“Huh??????”

OK-I think you get the picture…

Mr. Spicy is no stranger to cooking shows but his tastes run more towards Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, than the likes of Ina.

But, I’ll let you in on a little secret…

Londonophile that he is, a few minutes in to Ina’s foodie tour of London, Mr, Spicy was hooked!

Which brings me to this lollipop post.

In the episode we watched, Ina visits a chocolate shop in London where they make lollipops.  She then demonstrates how to make them for her effortlessly chic yet causal holiday luncheon {all you Ina fan’s know what I’m talking about!}, and Ian {and SiSi now awake and watching with us} both announce how easy it would be to make our own chocolate lollipops.


Off I went to the store in search of lollipop sticks and lollipop fixins’…

And, came home, and got straight to chocolate lollipop making!

Here’s how you can make your own homemade chocolate lollipop’s too…

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Easy Homemade Chocolate Lollipops | Homemade Holiday Gifts and Desserts | Gluten Free and Kid Friendly Recipe @thespicyrd

Homemade Chocolate Lollipops

Make these easy homemade chocolate lollipops for a delicious homemade holiday gift! P.S. Be sure and save some for yourself!
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 36 lollipops


  • Lollipop Sticks
  • 1 package bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • 1 package milk chocolate chips

Assorted Toppings

  • Nuts , walnuts, pecans, peanuts, pine nuts, etc
  • Dried fruit, wild blueberries, tart cherries, chopped apricots, craisins, raisins
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Candy canes, crushed
  • Health bars, chopped
  • Candied ginger, chopped
  • Seeds, sunflower, pupmkin


  • Get all you toppings ready first.  Then, place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl {use separate bowl for each type of chocolate} and microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir chips then microwave again for another 30 seconds and stir again.  Repeat this process until chocolate is smooth and melted.  Do this for each type of chocolate, then you are ready to assemble the lollipops.
  • Scoop up melted chocolate on a large teaspoon and carefully hold the spoon vertically above the parchament paper letting the chocolate drop on to the paper in a circle.  Smooth edges as necessary with your spoon.  Next, place top of lollipop stick on melted chocolate about 1/3 of the way from the bottom.  Press gently into chocolate to secure, then decorate with toppings to your hearts desire!
  • Place baking sheets in fridge to cool.  After 5-10 minutes you will be able to enjoy! 


Nutrition label is for chocolate only, and does not include toppings.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 86mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.3mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate lollipops, christmas, holiday treat, homemade gifts, lollipops
Diet Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low FODMAP, Vegan Option, Vegetarian
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P.S. Here’s the link to Ina’s recipe.

SiSi and her friend “An” helped me make a bunch yesterday.

Funny how Ian, the instigator in lollipop making, managed to watch his beloved Chargers formerly beloved Chargers {until they moved to LA!} instead of helping us make the lollipops.  He did manage to enjoy a lolly though, and the Chargers even won, so I guess it was good he was cheering them on to victory πŸ™‚

No matter though…

These were so fun and easy to make that we will be making a bunch more to give out as presents this year.

Happy Holidays!!!

Are you a Barefoot Contessa fan like me?  Ladies-Does you husband or significant other have any idea who Ina is?  What would be your favorite lollipop toppings????

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  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says:

    I remember making chocolate lollipops as a kid! I has a birthday party at a place JUST for that reason! So fun!

  2. rachel @ athletic avocado says:

    what a fun and festive Christmas treat! yum!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Rachel! It’s a fun project for the whole family-and delicious too! πŸ™‚

  3. Going to purchase ingredients to make these today and I don’t even have any children close by to give them to. Just think they look like so much fun.

  4. Barbara | Creative Culinary says:

    How adorable are these? Love the additions too; great post.

  5. The Healthy Apple says:

    These look fabulous; what a beautiful post. I love your blog and your photography is amazing! So happy to have found you.
    Happy New Year!

  6. Gina (The Candid RD) says:

    These sound fantastic!! And they are so pretty (maybe too pretty to eat….Maybe….).
    I don’t watch In a on the Food Network, at all actually. I do know who she is but she has her show on during the day, when I don’t watch the Food Network. I have seen her pop up in other Food Network shows though, and I know she has some serious talent in the kitchen (and decorating)! She is like the Food Network’s Martha Stewart.

  7. I like her but was slightly turned off by her media mess a few months back. I hate to judge without all the details, but the media made her look pretty nasty. I do watch her show, but there are others that I like better…and of course some that I like less. The lollies look great, minus any peppermint since I am allergic.

  8. Baker Street says:

    Its a good thing that I’m not making an attempt at this. really! They look insanely delicious and i would have probably eaten half of them while making it. lol.

  9. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos says:

    awww the kids must have had a blast! i can’t wait to cook and bake with my kids πŸ™‚

  10. a spoonful of yumm says:

    reading this post made me smile ! i haven’t had lollipops in a longtime …they look gorgeous & festive. merry christmas !!

    1. EA-The spicy rd says:

      Thanks Shruti! Sending lots more smiles your way, and Merry Christmas to you too πŸ™‚

  11. kellie@foodtoglow says:

    These are so beautiful! They must’ve been fun to make – any lucky recipient will be swooning with delight. And no weird, unpronounceable chemicals like in store-bought ones. I am an Ina fan all the way over here in Scotland (I’m American though), but my daughter and I think she laughs like a calling seagull! We do love her food though, and her oh-so-chic soirees that would be impossible to recreate without a beach house and good weather. Not jealous, not a bit! Anyway, loved your post. And yes, hubby knows who Ina is, but wouldn’t like to admit it…

    1. EA-The spicy rd says:

      Thanks Kellie! Now you have me so curious…I’m definitely going to listen for the Seagull call next time I watch Ina πŸ™‚

  12. EA-The Spicy RD says:

    MEN-Don’t get me started πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas to you too Teri!

  13. Regan @ The Professional Palate says:

    I live for that show. I seldom get to watch with the two young cartoon watchers in the house, but when I do, I think to myself “How fabulous was that?” πŸ˜‰

    1. EA-The Spicy RD says:

      My kids are slowly expanding their TV repoitoire…Actually, my daughter enjoys watching the cooking shows with me, but my son, not so much!

  14. Kristen (swanky dietitian) says:

    What a fun idea! These look delicious!
    I love Ina..She is so funny when she always talks about Jeffrey! He’s got it good! πŸ™‚

    1. EA-The Spicy RD says:

      Ha! Ha! You’re so right-that Jeffry does have it good πŸ™‚

  15. The Spicy RD says:

    He, he! My kids are out with their grandparents today so my house is nice and quiet πŸ™‚ Your kids will love lollipop making, although I will warn you there may be splattered chocolate everywhere! Enjoy!

  16. Danielle Omar says:

    My daughter will love making these with me! Thanks, EA. And my husband knows exactly who Jeffrey is! LOL

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      You and your daughter will have great fun making these! I’m going to tell my hubby that your hubby knows exactly who Ina is πŸ™‚