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Parmesan Lollipops

These lollipops bring a fun twist to any appetizer! They’re perfect for entertaining the children whilst you and your friends sip on a nice drink – and will leave everyone surprised!


Serves: 4 | Preparation time: 20 mins | Cooking time: 5 – 10 mins

  • Parmesan, grated: 80 g
  • Paprika, sweet: 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds: 1 tsp
  • Thyme, dried: 1tsp
  • Turmeric: 1 tsp

Method

Divide the cheese into four small bowls, then add to each of the bowls a teaspoon of a different spice. Mix the cheese in each bowl thoroughly so that the spices distribute evenly.

Take an oven tray lined with baking paper and flip the bowls over it. The content of each bowl will fall onto the tray in a small heap.

Tip: If you prefer, you can also divide the cheese after placing it onto the tray and just add a different spice to each small heap of Parmesan.

Each small heap of cheese will become the main body of the lollipop: use a pastry cutter, a glass or a spoon to arrange the cheese into a nicely shaped disc.

Place a wooden stick onto each one of the discs: one end of the stick should reach the center of the parmesan disc. Make sure the part of the stick that is onto the cheese is well covered in Parmesan, so that the lollipop will not break apart.

Bake at 180°C for 5-10 minutes.

Tip: Leave the lollipops to cool down completely before you lift them from the tray, as they will be soft when you take them out of the oven.

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7 Comments

  1. I made these for a party this past weekend, and they were loved by everyone! I cannot believe how simple these were to make!

  2. Has someone given you an award for this genius recipe yet, cos you deserve one!!! hahaha We had some friends over last weekend, and it was super last minute – I wasn’t prepared at all! I just made a quick pasta and while that was going I made these magic lollipops. We turned into a bunch of kids having too much fun eating fun foods (probably drinking too much wine too ahaha). I’m so happy!!! Thank you so much for a great easy recipe!

    1. ahahha, Aline that’s a so nice and playful comment, thanks!
      I know what you mean, we all also turned into a bunch of kids by eating these lollipops!
      I’m glad you all kids like them, 😀

  3. My roommate in college used to do something similar to this and I always loved it. So excited to get to make it now!

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