How to make chilli chocolate lollipops

Discover how to make easy, homemade, egg-shaped chocolate lollies with glittery polka dot decoration, courtesy of the BBC Good Food cookery team.

Points to remember

  • Get your equipment ready first; you need a hole punch, baking parchment, a piece of paper or card, pencil, Blu-tack, chocolate, edible red glitter and some hot chilli powder. You can use coffee stirrers if you don’t have lollipop sticks. 
  • Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over barely simmering water then add a pinch of chilli powder.
  • Using an egg-shaped stencil – which you’ve made from paper or card – draw out lolly shapes on the baking parchment then flip over the paper.
  • Use the tip of your spoon to spread the melted chocolate out into the shapes on your parchment.
  • Turn the sticks once placed onto the melted chocolate to coat.
  • If decorating: make holes in a separate rectangle of paper. Hold the stencil just over the wet surface of one of the lollies and stick it into place with Blu-Tack, but don’t let it touch. Sprinkle edible glitter or sprinkles over, then gently lift off the stencil. Repeat to decorate the rest, then leave somewhere cool to set.
  • Read the full chilli chocolate lollipop recipe.
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HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHILLI LOLLIES

Dot a little melted chocolate onto the 4 corners of the parchment so that it sticks to your surface and stays in place while you work.

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHILLI LOLLIES

Turn your parchment over when you’ve drawn your egg shapes so as not to get any pencil in your lollies.

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHILLI LOLLIES

Blu-tacking your stencil above your lolly helps it stay in place and stops it sticking to the chocolate too.