Chocolate suckers, an uncomplicated treat that brings smiles to faces of all ages. Perfect for the holidays or just a fun day of kitchen adventures, these chocolate suckers are not just about indulging in a sweet treat; they’re about creating memories, especially when made with little hands.

The Magic of Melting Chocolate

The core of this recipe is the melting chocolate, also known as compound chocolate or, in some circles, “Apeels.” This choice of chocolate is crucial for several reasons. First, its melting properties are superior, ensuring a smooth, consistent texture that is easy to work with. Second, it sets quickly, making it ideal for projects with kids who might not have the patience to wait for traditional chocolate to harden. Look how cute and fun these are!

Chocolate suckers in a mug

Crafting Your Chocolate Suckers

The process of making chocolate suckers is almost as delightful as eating them. It begins with melting the chocolate in the microwave, a task that is both simple and safe for younger chefs. The stirring between intervals is a mini lesson in patience and attention to detail, essential skills in any culinary endeavor.

Inserting the sucker stick into the mold is the next step. Spooning the chocolate into the molds is perhaps the most enjoyable part, a task that requires a steady hand and a bit of precision. As you watch the liquid chocolate fill the spaces, promising a delicious outcome.

Freezing the suckers for a set time will cut the setting time by at least 4x.

The Chemistry Behind the Chocolate Suckers

When discussing the ingredients and process, it’s fascinating to dive into the chemistry of what makes these chocolate suckers work. The compound chocolate’s ability to melt and reset without tempering is a key element. The composition of fats and sugars in the chocolate interacts in a way that allows it to maintain a stable form at room temperature, yet melt easily when heated

3 Tips for Making Chocolate Suckers

  • Temperature Matters: When melting chocolate, it’s crucial to avoid overheating. Chocolate can burn easily, which affects both its taste and texture. Melt slowly, microwaving in 30 second intervals and stirring vigorously in between. When you stir the chocolate, it will spread the hot pockets out help the chocolate melt even more without adding more heat.
  • Mold Choices: Selecting the right sucker molds can add a creative twist to your treats. From holiday-themed shapes to classic circles, the mold shapes can add an extra layer of fun.
  • Decorating Ideas: Once the suckers are set, you can decorate them with icing, sprinkles, or other edible adornments to personalize each piece. To add sprinkles, just drizzle on a bit more chocolate in the places you want the sprinkles to stick.
Chocolate suckers in a mug

Recommended Equipment

Recipes You May Love

Chocolate Suckers

Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 suckers
The perfect, simple holiday treat! It is kid friendly, so grab your kiddos and get making those memories.


  • 4 cups melting chocolate compound chocolate
  • sucker sticks
  • sucker molds


  • Put the compound melting chocolate into a microwave safe bowl (this may also be labeled as Apeels)
  • Microwave chocolate for 30 seconds, stir, repeat until the chocolate is fully melted. This will take an average of 3 times or 90 seconds total cook time
  • Place sucker stick into the sucker mold
  • Carefully spoon the chocolate into the sucker mold until it is flush with the mold
  • Place filled sucker mold into the freezer for 15 minutes to set. Once the sucker is fully chilled it can easily be removed by picking up the sucker stick


Calories: 296kcal Carbohydrates: 35g Protein: 2g Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 12g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Sodium: 9mg Potassium: 169mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 30g Calcium: 14mg Iron: 2mg

Have you tried this recipe?

I’d love to see it! Follow @_mrs.madi_ on Instagram and tag your photos with #mrsmadi.