Easter is synonymous with spring, colors, decorating eggs, baking breaded yeast buns and much more! As a child I always used to decorate Easter eggs. It was so much fun! Then after a very long – lazy – break, only last year I got inspired again to decorate them a different way. I’ll do my best to keep up with this tradition. It’s so worth it! Don’t the egg shells just look so cute as flower pots? This year it was time to try out something different. I thought why not apply the decoupage on the egg shells for a change?
Making these chocolate lace lollipops was lots of fun too! You can shape them the way you want, and you can sprinkle on top whatever you like! The list is endless: All kind of nuts – even caramelized if you prefer – or dried fruits, edible dried blossoms. The list is endless. Aren’t they a cute gift or give-away idea? All you need to do is adjust them to the ‘event’.
Give them an oval shape to make them look like an Easter egg. Turn them into colorful lollipops for a kid’s birthday party. Or what about using dried rose bulbs for favors? Whatever the occasion is, people will love them!
I’d love to hear about your outcome and what occasion you used these sweet treats for!
- 200 g / 7 oz of couverture chocolate, chopped (dark, milk or white)
- nuts (such as pistachios, almonds), chopped
- edible dried rose buds
- freeze dried strawberries
- Pour the chopped chocolate into a heat-proof bowl.
- Place the bowl into a halfway filled pot with simmering water (bain-marie method). Make sure that the water temperature doesn’t get too high.
- Stir from time to time until the chocolate has melted.
- Fill a pastry bag (with a narrow opening) with the melted chocolate.
- Alternatively you can also use a freezer bag. Just make sure that the chocolate has cooled off before you fill the bag. Then cut off a very little part of one edge, depending on how thick you want the chocolate lace to be.
- Then pipe the chocolate continuously in circles or spirally on a layer of wax or baking paper. (Note: Lay the paper on a cutting board or a flat tray. This will make it easier later on to place them inside of the fridge.)
- Shape them round, oval, or the way you like!
- Place a lollipop stick on each one. (Note: The stick should reach at least one third of the diameter's size of the lollipop.)
- Pipe additional chocolate on top of the stick, in order to cover it.
- Sprinkle with nuts, dried rose buds, freeze dried strawberries, lavender, ground orange or lemon zest, and much more!
- Carefully cover them with another layer of wax or baking paper and let them cool for about 1h in the fridge.
- These chocolate lollipops turn into a cute Easter gift idea by giving them an oval shape. Another idea is to combine milk and white chocolate.
- They look beautiful wrapped up inside of treat bags. Mine were too big, so I had to cut off one part. Then tie the bag with a ribbon. And your sweet treat gift is ready!