Everyone needs a little extra luck here and there. So let’s play leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day and give away the sweetest clover lollipops EVER. What I especially love about them is that you can use them in so many ways! Besides a lovely giveaway for friends and colleagues, they make a great centerpiece or place card for your next party. Or you could use them as lucky cake toppers to decorate a basic cake. Whatever you’re planning, see here for how to start…
Step 1: First of all, you need to cut a small gap into the cookie cutter so that the stick can be inserted. Use a small but strong metal cutter. The gap shouldn’t be too big, so the chocolate does not run out there later.
Step 2: Place your cookie cutters on baking paper and insert a cake pop stick into each cookie cutter.
Step 3: Now it’s time to melt the chocolate. The best and fastest way is to break the chocolate into small pieces by using a blender and put everything into a cup. Place the cup in hot (but not boiling) water and stir until the chocolate has melted.
Step 4: Afterwards you can add food coloring to get the desired green color. I would suggest to use a powder here, as a liquid will change the consistency in a strange way. Start small and add food coloring until you have the right shade.
Step 5: Press the cookie cutter firmly onto the base and pour chocolate into it spoon by spoon until the stick is fully covered.
Step 6: Time to decorate! Play with various heart shaped sweets so you can repeat the clover form on the lollipop. Add sprinkles and let everything dry for at least one hour.
Pro tip: Getting the chocolate out of the mould can be a little tricky. The best way is to slowly warm the outside of the cookie cutter with a lighter, so that the edges melt a little and the lollipop slides out easily.
Crafting, styling and photography by Julia Tramm.