Tasty gift: white chocolate lollipops with dried cranberries

White chocolate lollipops with dried cranberries

When I saw this recipe in Lorraine Pascale‘s Fast, Fresh and Easy food I immediately thought this would be perfect for a girls night with tasty treats and chick flicks and indeed, it was a success! Not only do they look good, they taste great too and are so easy to make! Here’s how to make about 8:

Line a large tray or baking sheet with baking parchment so the paper is really flat. Lay 8 to 10 cocktail or lollipop sticks out on the sheet, spaced well apart.

Snap 100 g white chocolate up a bit into a medium bowl. Melt in the microwave in 30-second blasts, stirring between each addition, or set over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl does not touch the water. As white chocolate is harder to melt than dark or milk, keep a close eye on it. As soon as it starts melting, stir for a few seconds and remove from the heat.

To make disc lollipops, place a spoonful of melted chocolate on top of one end of each of the sticks to give a 4cm disc. Finely chop 1 tbsp dried cranberries and scatter them over the chocolate to stick. Place them in the fridge for at least 15 minutes or until set. Very carefully peel the lollipops off the paper and serve. They will keep for up to a month in the fridge.

If you’re not a fan of white chocolate, you can of course go crazy with all kinds of variations: dark chocolate and pistachios, milk chocolate and raisins or nuts, … go crazy 🙂

Use up left-over white chocolate in a blondies, and use up both in white chocolate and cranberry cookies.

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