Although I made football cookies for the Superbowl, I didn't want to stop there (that post will be up soon). So I pulled out my football chocolate lollipop mold that I bought 2 years ago when I had a Superbowl party, and decided to make some lollipops! I also had a helmet lollipop mold, but decided that with the colors of the teams this year, it would be difficult to get chocolates some of those colors (bright lime green?! I actually think I saw Wilton Candy Melts in that color once, but I didn't buy them...and didn't have time now...and couldn't dye white chocolate that color). Luckily for me, I had white, dark, and milk chocolate here...and footballs are brown! So I made some dark chocolate footballs and some milk chocolate footballs, and did the detailing in white chocolate.
Usually, when I detail chocolate lollipops, I do the detailing in the mold first, let it dry, and then fill in the rest/background afterwards. However, this mold was a little different, and the cavities for the detailing were convex instead of concave (translation: they didn't have a little cavity to fill), so I made solid lollipops and then waited until the lollipops were hardened, removed them from the mold, and did the white "laces" detailing then.
I think that they turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself!