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.  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 🙂

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????