At Easter time, nothing inspires creativity better than a snow white egg—and in this case, it’s an egg made of melted white chocolate—ready for some colorful springtime touches (scroll down for the full recipe). First, pipe streams or dots of pastel-colored melted chocolate from disposable pastry bags (or plastic sandwich bags with a corner snipped off) onto the lollipops.
Next, while the chocolate is still soft, add the decorations, pressing them down to stay in place. If the piping chocolate begins to harden, seal the tip of the bag with a paper clip and slip the bag into a bowl of hot water, or put the bag in the microwave for 10 seconds, or just until softened.
Look for candies and sprinkles in the full range of spring colors for an appealing palette.
Miniature candies, white chocolate chips, sliced gumdrops, jelly beans, or tiny nonpareils are all good additions to your table of sweet and colorful decorations.
For three-dimensional decorations, tint marzipan in pastel colors and cut or mold into Easter-inspired shapes, such as flowers, carrots, fruits, chicks, and bunnies.
Set out jimmies and other tiny candy shapes for sprinkling with fingertips onto the soft chocolate.
Slip extra lollipops into clear cellophane bags, tie with raffia or ribbon, and pair each bag with a fresh flower to send home as party favors.
Fill small baskets with soft tufts of clipped wheatgrass and stand any extra lollipops in the grass. They’ll look like a collection of beautiful Easter eggs waiting to be discovered.
Easter Egg Lollipops
When it comes to for the partygoers to assemble their lollipops, each one of them will need a lollipop stick and a sheet of waxed paper. See our ideas for decorating them before you begin.
1 (11-ounce) bag white chocolate chips
3 colors of food coloring
Small candies and/or sprinkles for decorating
Pour the chocolate chips into a heatproof bowl and set over (not touching) simmering water in a saucepan. Heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. You will have 1 cup melted chocolate. Plan on using 1 generous tablespoon-sized dollop of melted chocolate for each lollipop.
Color half of the melted chocolate for decorating: For each color, spoon about 3 tablespoons melted chocolate into a small bowl. Add 1 drop of food coloring and stir until blended. Spoon the tinted chocolate into a sturdy resealable plastic bag and secure until closed, or into a disposable pastry bag, twist the top closed and secure with a rubber band. Place the filled portion of the bag in a small bowl of hot water so the chocolate doesn’t harden. Repeat to color more batches of chocolate.
Give each child a small sheet of waxed paper and place a lollipop stick on top. Remove the melted chocolate reserved for making the lollipops from over the hot water. Let each child spoon a dollop over the top of the stick, and then use the spoon to spread the chocolate into an oval about 2 by 3 1/2 inches. Twist the stick gently to coat it with chocolate. The stick should extend from the middle of the oval. Carefully dry the bags of colored chocolate and snip the ends to create small holes for piping. Have the children pipe designs onto their eggs and decorate with candies and/or sprinkles, if they wish. Once decorated, let dry until firm, about 15 minutes. Peel away the waxed paper and enjoy! Makes 8 lollipops.