I Love to arrange treats on a stick for my guests to eat or take home as a snack. I have been making these since I was a little girl with my mom, and now that she does not make them any more I have been given all her old molds.
Yes I have an entire cupboard full of molds!
The first step is to melt the coloured chocolate that you will be using to paint the front of the pops, I uses little ceramic bowls made my Wilton for just this purpose to microwave the chocolate on half power (I use the defrost setting) and keep it warm while working Using these bowls allow you to use small amounts of chocolate and not worry about getting water into the chocolate from the steam of your double boiler.
one tip is to be sure you do not put a bowl in the middle of your microwave this is a sure fire way to burn that chocolate that is why I put them on the outside of a plate also this gives you something to easily pick them up with and transfer them to your working surface.
ceramic bowl from Wilton this one is just a larger size. and again I use my microwave on the defrost setting a min at a time.
1. It means you can use less chocolate.
2. I find they taste better this way.
The last step is to tap the mold on the counter surface in order to flatten the back out and remove any bubbles from the pop. then let cool on the counter or in a cool spot... not the fridge the chocolate will turn whitish.
Also be sure to let them cool for a long enough time or the chocolate surface may separate, from the rest of the pop.