1. Gather your supplies. For this project, you’ll need candy molds, melting wafers (either chocolate or candy melts), lollipop sticks, and optional decorations such as sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or chopped nuts.
2. Melt the chocolate. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Use short bursts of heat until the chocolate is completely melted.
3. Prepare the molds. Grease the molds with a little bit of shortening or butter to help the lollipops release. Place the lollipop sticks into the mold before adding the chocolate.
4. Fill the molds. Fill each mold with the melted chocolate and then tap it a few times on the table to help settle the chocolate and release any air bubbles.
5. Add decorations. If desired, you can add decorations such as sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or chopped nuts before the chocolate sets.
6. Place in refrigerator. Place the molds in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate is set.
7. Remove from molds. If there is any additional melted chocolate sticking to the edges of the lollipops, wipe it off with a cloth or paper towel. Carefully remove the lollipops from the molds and enjoy!
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