Polka-Dot Pops for Your Little ElvesBrooke McLay
Crafting with your kids during the holidays can be one of the sweetest memories you’ll make. But so many kitchen crafts are way too involved to be much fun for kids. Sugar cookies always sound like a nice idea, until you’re two-hours into the process of rolling, cutting, baking, frosting and realize your kiddos checked out an hour-and-a-half before, running rampant throughout the house while you finish the task alone. Popcorn strings can be fun to make, but there’s the poking of little fingers with sharp needles, the brittle and finicky popcorn kernels.
That’s why these simple little Chocolate Polka-Dot Pops are such an ideal Christmas craft. They take less than 60 seconds to prepare, are child-friendly for kids of all ages, and taste super yummy, too! If you’ve got 10 minutes to spend some quality time with your kids, you’ve got time to wow ’em with these fun little chocolate suckers.
Holiday Polka-Dot Pops
- 1 bag white chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini M&M’s (sprinkles, crushed candy canes, and other small candies for decorating)
- 12-15 extra long sucker sticks
- large piece of parchment paper
Step 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave the white chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds, remove and stir. Continue this process JUST until the chocolate is melted. You don’t want to heat the chocolate, because it will mottle as it dries. Icky.
Step 2. Spoon the melted chocolate into an extra large freezer bag. With a pair of sharp scissors, snip 1/2″ off of one corner of the bag.
Step 3. Place a small dollop of melted chocolate on the parchment. Lay a sucker sticks on top of the dollop of chocolate, then pipe a 2-3″spiral of white chocolate over the sucker stick. Decorate carefully with small candies. Allow to harden in a cool, dry place (but not the fridge! Sticking those suckers in the fridge will make the chocolate cool too quickly, causing it to become splotchy). Wrap individual suckers in plastic wrap & tie with a bow to share with friends & neighbors. Or eat promptly & enjoy!