Friday, January 25, 2013

Chocolate Trail Mix Lollipops...

Since moving from Hawaii to Oregon this past summer, we've settled in pretty well.

There still are a few things that we're getting used to.

Let me rattle them off to you...

  • Constantly seeing men & women wearing camouflage. 
  • Watching my neighbor pull into his driveway with his latest kill... a dead buck in his truck bed. 
  • Watching my neighbor hose down the back of his truck bed with the dead buck in the truck bed.
  • Realizing they have a Timber Festival (you know, with lumberjack competitions)..... and looking forward to taking the family.
  • Seeing deer roam. Like, everywhere. We really do get over-excited when we see them. Too excited.
  • Small town life....... it's quite nice, but can be a little restrictive in the way of shopping.
  • The rain.
  • The rain.
  • The rain.
  • Did I mention the rain?

Oregon is beautiful, and we definitely look forward to exploring more once the weather gets better. Sunshine is missed. Not gonna lie. 

I am grateful, however, that we, my girls especially, get to experience living in different states and seeing how people live in those states. Of course, for the most part, as Americans we share similarities, but there are some very unique differences. 

Something else I'm grateful for......

...... Chocolate...... and Trail Mix...... together.

A fabulous marriage, if you ask me. 

Salty and sweet = perfection

And they are on a lollipop stick. That makes them even more special. It really, truly does. 

Chocolate Trail Mix Lollipops

  • 1 Cup Dark Chocolate Morsels or Chunks
  • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • Trail Mix
  • Lollipop Sticks
Prep your work area by pre-cutting a few large pieces of parchment paper and lay them down on the counter. Place the lollipop sticks and trail mix near by.

In a double boiler, melt the dark and milk chocolate until smooth. Carefully remove the heatproof bowl from the double boiler. Working quickly and one lollipop at a time, drop the chocolate by tablespoonful and shape into a circle using the back of the spoon. 

Take a lollipop stick and twirl it at the base of the circle to coat; leave it at the base of the chocolate circle. Place a small drop of the melted chocolate over the area where the lollipop stick is inserted in the base of the chocolate circle, just to secure. 

Sprinkle some trail mix over the chocolate. Allow about 2 hours for the lollipops to dry and set. Store covered. It's best to eat these within a few days of making them. Makes around 16 lollipops.


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1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, what a great idea! I love it, so simple but so tasty too. :)


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