How long will chocolate lollipops stay fresh after making them?
by Ingrid Wade
I am making lots and lots of chocolate lollipops for my Granddaughter's 6th Birthday party and I want to get a head start making them. How far in advance can I make them so they will be fresh for the party. (the party is on February 22nd)
I will be wrapping the lollipops in clear plastic bags and tie with a ribbon.
Can the lollipops be refrigerated? Thanks for your help.
Chocolate lollipops will stay fresh a very long time if you have them wrapped as you describe and keep them in an airtight container and at room temperature.
You don't want to store them close to any strong smells because chocolate absorbs smells pretty easily and will take on that in the flavor.
Don't refrigerate them, or they may get discolored. Temperature extremes can cause the chocolate to "bloom" which is when the sugar or fats separate and makes the chocolate look a bit gray or white. It doesn't affect the taste, but it doesn't look as pretty. :-)
So, it's safe to go ahead and start making them now for February 22. They should certainly keep until then without a problem.
Your granddaughter is a lucky little girl. What are you making? A favorite character or design? We'd love it if you'd take a photo and show off your party favors
to us when you are done.