Monday, July 25, 2016

Snow-Capped Peppermint Christmas Tree Lollipops


Joy of joys! It's time for my annual "Christmas in July" craft!

Actually, I haven't had time for many crafts this summer, 'cause I've been biz, biz, busy.
You know, family time, celebrating birthdays, enjoying vacations, VBS...all the wonderfulness that makes up Life!

But, I knew this sweet treat had to happen, even though I have made the peppermint trees before.
A few years ago I made them a little bigger and added tree decorations.

I'm liking these smaller pops with the snow and berries and you'll like how quick and easy these are to put together.

Merry Christmas (in July)!
 You will need:peppermint candies, white chocolate, Christmas sprinkles (I used berries), lollipop sticks.

Tools needed:Parchment paper lined baking sheet.
 Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Place candies on lined pan and bake for 8-10 minutes or just until candies begin to melt and stick together. Insert lollipop stick. Cool completely.

Melt white chocolate (or candy melts) and dip the top of lollipop. Hold lollipop straight up and allow chocolate to drip down a little. Gently scrape excess chocolate from the back of the pop on the edge of cup and place on clean parchment paper. Apply sprinkles.
 Let candy set to harden.

Peppermint and chocolate, one of the great flavor combos made cute!
 Thanks for stopping by!

Have a sweet day, Karen   :o)
 Sugartown Sweets

6 comments:

  1. Oh my, I love peppermint AND how you've created a snow capped lollipop tree!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! These were fun and so easy to make! 😊

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  2. oh these are super cute! you could add a snowflake star on them too 😁! merry Christmas!?! lol

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Yes, that would be perfect!

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  3. I'm using wood craft sticks instead of lollipop sticks how far of distance do I need to put the candies as I am melting them? And once they get melted to cool down can I move them to wax paper so I can continue making more?

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    1. Hello fellow crafter! If you are asking me how far to insert the wooden stick, I would say about half an inch.
      Just place the peppermint with sides touching on parchment lined pan.
      I use two baking pans so that I can keep the lollipops going. As soon as the lollipops cool, I remove them to make room for more! Hope this answers your questions and Happy Baking, Karen. 😊

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