Make Your Own Party Favor Lollipops

Easy cookie lollipops for party favors or Valentine's Day

The only problem with these lollipops is that they look so dang good that people think you just went out and bought them. So if you want to get credit for your efforts, I suggest either bragging shamelessly, writing “Made by Me” on the packaging, or making them kinda sloppily.

When my daughter was turning 5, we made these together (with her 4-year-old sister) for a Valentine-themed birthday party. We had a lovely time: the recipe is no-nonsense and the only non-supermarket ingredients are the lollipop sticks, which we found at a craft store. (Popsicle sticks could be substituted but wouldn’t be quite as elegant.)

Chocolate-Covered Lollipops

(adapted from Parents magazine)

Makes 16 pops

  • 15 caramel squares
  • 32 vanilla wafers
  • 16 lollipop sticks
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles

1. Unwrap caramels and melt them in the microwave according to the package instructions.

2. While the caramel is still warm, quickly spoon small dollops onto the 16 wafers.

3. Place a lollipop stick in the center of the caramel dollop, and top with another wafer to make a cookie sandwich.

How to make cookie lollipops as party favors or for Valentine's Day

4. Melt chocolate chips according to package instructions. (We used the microwave.) Dunk each cookie sandwich and allow the excess to drip away.

5. Decorate lollipops with sprinkles and set to dry on a wax-paper-lined cookie sheet.

How to make lollipop party favors from vanilla wafers

6. Chill for 5 to 10 minutes or until firm.

Since we used these as party favors, we slipped the cooled pops into cellophane treat bags (also available at craft stores) and tied them with thin red ribbon.

For goodie bags, my daughter personalized paper lunch bags with crayon hearts. Children used them to carry home the Valentine’s cards they created at the party and a couple of lollipops, which they picked from a bowl before leaving.

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  • Sophie September 29, 2015, 11:14 pm

    These look amazing and delishious.. The stick held it well?? I want to try this

    • Amy October 2, 2015, 6:22 pm

      Yes, the sticks held very well!

  • Gabrielle June 3, 2012, 2:43 am

    Hey there Amy. I LOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEE you’re idea. I’m prepairing for my daughter’s 12th bday party and was looking for some ideas for her candy table and ran across your blog. I absolutely love it!

    • Amy June 4, 2012, 2:48 pm

      Hi Gabrielle,

      I’m glad you found an idea you can use! These lollipops were fun to make, but like I say, you might want to make them a little sloppy. They’re so beautiful that everyone thinks you just picked them up at the store!


  • siri March 3, 2011, 10:31 pm

    Your blog is way too engaging! I should be sleeping, but just got such great ideas! Thanks!I can’t wait to try these lollipops out. Hope you are well

    • Amy March 5, 2011, 9:16 pm

      Hi Siri,

      Great! Let me know how they come out for you!


  • Maria June 3, 2010, 9:01 am

    Hi Amy, Maria from SCPA! Just found your blog today and love this idea. My daughter’s eighth birthday party is coming up the end of this month. I was thinking about making sugar cookie lollipops, but these sound a whole lot easier. I’ll let you know how they turned out.

  • Melissa February 15, 2010, 9:25 pm

    these look so delicious!!! I can’t wait to try them myself! Thanks for the pretty suggestions and inspiration. xoxo m

  • Kitchen Monki Dan February 12, 2010, 10:02 am

    Do they make lollipop sized plastic wrap? These would be great to give away for v-day for the kids :)

    • Amy February 12, 2010, 11:55 am

      Hi Dan: Yes! We used cellophane “treat bags” which we got at a craft store and they fit perfectly. You can find them in all different sizes. We were able to use the rest for other party favors in subsequent years.