Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Marmite Chocolate Lollies

You either love it or hate it right?

Well, I LOVE it, and combined with chocolate it's possibly the most sublimely delicious thing EVER.

The Marmite/Chocolate combo is not a new thing.  Ever since the whole sweet n salty thing kicked off with salted caramel, people have been coming up with unusual combinations.  Ownership of the original Marmite Chocolate Cupcake recipe is hotly contested and Marmite are even bringing out their own Easter egg.

But this is a simple DIY make you can do at home.  They'd be perfect for a handmade Valentine's Gift - will you find your Marmite-loving soul mate, or do opposites attract?

Marmite chocolate lollies recipe

You'll need:


  • 75g good quality dark chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon Marmite
  • A silicone lolly mould and lolly sticks


Melt your chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of water.

Once fully melted, stir in the Marmite making sure it's fully combined.

Pour into the moulds, gently tapping to remove air bubbles.  Insert your sticks and smooth over the chocolate.

How to make Marmite chocolate lollies

Leave to set at room temperature first before transferring to the fridge.

Pop out and wrap with cake pop cellophane wrappers and a ribbon.

As a self-confessed Marmite lover, I can't say this for sure, but I think even those dissenters may like this if they like salty and sweet together.  It doesn't have the full-on meaty, yeasty taste of Marmite, just a subtle, completely moreish saltiness which means that one will never be enough.

So - Marmite: are you a lover or a hater?

Marmite Chocolate Lolly


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32 comments:

  1. That sounds really nice in a strange kind of way.... but we love marmite

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  2. These would make wonderful gifts, where did you get your lolly mould from?

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    1. Thank you. This particular one was from Wilkinsons, only a couple of pounds I think.

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  3. I'm a lover! I can see how it would work, I was offered some marmite brownie once but it was just too much for my brain to process so I passed. Regretting that now!

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    1. Oooh I bet Marmite brownies are ace - regrets, regrets!

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  4. Icky ick ick and a bit more ick (but they look pretty)

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  5. OH WOW I MIGHT JUST HAVE TO MAKE THESE RIGHT NOW!

    yes the capitals are because i'm super excited :)

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    1. You need to try it, you'll LOVE it!

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  6. I don't even like Marmite that much but I want to try these x

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    1. I shared them with my family and they didn't know it had Marmite in but declared them delicious!

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  7. I love marmite, but how on earth have I never thought about putting it with chocolate???

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  8. Gosh I am a hater - but my better half is a lover!

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    1. So maybe opposites do attract? You could always make them just for him :)

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  9. Ok that i a bit controversial isn't it?? I don't mind Marmite but I can't imagine it with chocolate. I may have to try this just to see. We have those lolly moulds too, they're great

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    1. Honestly it doesn't taste weird - it tastes AMAZING!

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  10. I have never heard of this and I love both things, so I must try it. Cheers Liz, Mich x

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  11. What cute lollies! I haven't had Marmite in years and cannot even remember how it tastes... maybe I need to give it a go and try making the lollies... I am a sucker for salt and sweet together... I may just like them! Sim x

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    1. If you like sweet and salty, I think you'll love these x

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  12. How awesome are these! I really need to get some of those lollie moulds. Fabulous!

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    1. These were only cheap from Wilkinsons, but with reusable sticks they're great.

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  13. I had some at christmas and I can hand on heart say I LIKED IT! These are so pretty ;)

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  14. These sound incredible, I love salty and sweet and I'm a marmite lover so I reckon I'd go for these! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

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  15. Ooooh I think I might need these in my life - thanks for sharing x x

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  16. Just to say you are one of my featured posts this week on #FabualouslyFrugal. Please do come back and link up again

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  17. I love marmite and I love chocolate ... so surely I will love these?! Love this idea!

    PS I found your blog through your link up on Tots100 - it is lovely!

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