These solar eclipse suckers are a fun eclipse party treat (or lunar eclipse sweets) or if you’re having a space themed party or galaxy birthday party. It’s also an easy DIY chocolate sucker recipe that kids will have fun making! (Don’t miss our secret candy recipe tip for making these galaxy pops sparkle!)
Easy Solar Eclipse Suckers (Galaxy Lollipops)
Recipe Ingredients For Round 3-D Chocolate Suckers
- Black chocolate melts
- Yellow chocolate candy melts
- Edible glitter
- Sprinkles, optional (color of choice, we used purple sprinkles, yellow sprinkles, and black and white sprinkles)
- 3-D round candy molds (sucker molds)
- Sucker Sticks
- Small food safe brush (small paint brush size)
- Sucker party bags and ties (optional, if making as party favors)
How To Make Solar Eclipse Suckers Recipe Step-By-Step
IMPORTANT: Be sure to see my key recipe takeaway tips (below) after this printable recipe card. It has important lessons learned from making these chocolate suckers and what I will do differently when making this recipe again.
(Plus, you don’t want to miss how I got that cool galaxy effect sparkle on the chocolate candies!)
- 1/2 cup yellow chocolate melts
- 1/2 cup black chocolate melts
- Edible luster dust (edible glitter, colors of choice)
- Sprinkles (optional, colors of choice)
- In separate dishes, melt chocolate melts according to package directions.
- Using a food safe brush, paint the inside of the sucker molds with different edible luster dust (aka: edible glitter). We used black, yellow, an purple. Remember to add it to both the top and bottom of the molds.
- Pour melted chocolates into prepared 3D spherical sucker molds. Add sticks to the molds and snap top of sucker mold tightly on top. NOTE: If you want yellow on one side and black on the other for an eclipse, see our HOW TO in the recipe tips in the post.
- Set aside in a cool, dry place and allow chocolate to set and harden, around 2 hours at a minimum.
- Once set, carefully remove the suckers from the mold. If you want sprinkles on some of the suckers, use a spoon to carefully add melted chocolate to the outside of the suckers and then immediately roll in sprinkles. Don't add too much melted chocolate or it will melt your sucker!
- Store in an airtight container in cool, dry place for up to 1 month.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THIS RECIPE:
- Sphere sucker molds
- Sucker sticks
- Edible glitter / edible luster dust
- Food-safe brush (size of a small paint brush)
*Edible glitter (edible luster dust) is a food-safe glitter. DO NOT USE REGULAR GLITTER WITH THIS RECIPE!
I put that this makes 12 suckers, but it will completely depend on the size of the molds you use.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
Important Key Recipe Tips And Takeaways
1. Use the right round chocolate molds for suckers.
We had round ice cube trays (like this), so I used that for the suckers. And, while they worked fine, I do not recommend doing that. It was too hard to try to add the sucker stick without a sucker hole.
You need 3-D sphere sucker molds and not the regular sucker molds. I recommend using these chocolate molds instead.
RECIPE TIP: If you’re making this for an eclipse party candy or galaxy party theme birthday favor, I recommend getting this pack that includes the sucker sticks and favor bags to put the finished suckers in for party giveaways for guests.
IMPORTANT RECIPE NOTE: If you want to make a yellow sun side and a black side on the same sucker for an eclipse party, you will have to use candy molds and then stick the dried sides together with more melted chocolate melts. (That’s what we did. It’s just tricky to get the sucker stick position in the middle inside before using melted chocolate to stick the two sides together.)
2. How to make the chocolate suckers sparkle…
Before pouring the chocolate into the sucker molds, brush each sucker mold with different colors of edible glitter to make your suckers have a galaxy theme or a sky feel.
We used this food-safe glitter pack, which came with a small brush. You can also use a small food brush you already have.
You don’t want to just pour the food glitter into the mold cups because the lust dust is really fine and it will just dump a bunch out in the cups. Definitely use a brush for this part.
RECIPE TIP: Be sure to brush glitter dust on the top of the mold and the bottom of the circle mold cups if you want glitter on both sides of the sucker.
My favorites were the purple luster dust on the black chocolate melts and the blue glitter luster dust on the black suckers. It made a really cool galaxy sucker sky!
IMPORTANT RECIPE NOTE: Edible glitter / edible luster dust is a food-safe glitter. Do not use regular glitter!
3. Skip the glitter on the yellow candy melts.
I didn’t love how the edible food glitter looked on the yellow chocolate once the suckers hardened. I thought it looked dirty instead of a cool sky effect.
The next time we make these galaxy suckers, I’ll skip putting glitter on the yellow side and just leave them plain.
Try These Other Fun Eclipse Party Recipes And Eclipse Activities:
- Get A Lunar Lemonade Drink Recipe
- Make An Eclipse Viewer
- Get Lunar Eclipse Lesson Plans And Free Eclipse Printable
- Make A DIY Solar Eclipse Glow-in-the-Dark T Shirt
- Get Full Moon Lesson Resources For Kids
- Make A Solar Splash Eclipse Party Punch
- Make Galaxy Fruit Dip
Let me know how your solar eclipse suckers turn out!