Hot Chocolate Sticks

Now, I bet you’re thinking, “Oooh, yum. Chocolate suckers!” but careful now…somehow, this is even better. How about Hot Chocolate on a stick? Hmmmm? The idea is that you warm up some milk or cream and stir it with these little chocolate melties. Clever. Scrumptious. Adorable.

And easy.

Ingredients:

8 oz. chocolate –your favorite kind will do- milk, semisweet, white–whatever.

1/4 cup cocoa

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Melt chocolate in a double boiler, being careful not to let the water get above a simmer. This will help your chocolate not get too hot and keep it’s pretty sheen. Be sure not to get even one drop of water in your chocolate or it will become grainy and sad. Once it is nearly all melted, take it off the heat and stir to finish the process.

Pour chocolate into a mixer and beat on low. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. It should be quite thick now.

Press about 1-1/2 tablespoons of the chocolate mixture into each well of an ice cube tray. Insert a popsicle stick into each cube. I rolled some into balls because I only had one ice cube tray. That worked just fine too. Let them cool in the fridge.

After about 2 hours they should just pop right out of the tray. We dipped one corner or the bottoms into warmed red candy melts–just for fun.

Then while they were still warm, we found some other things to make them interesting–Valentine decos…

and red hots–and some we left just their plain, old selves.

You can use them yourself or give them out for the perfect little sweetheart gift. When giving them away, be sure to label them clearly and give instructions for their use.

“One Hot Chocolate Stick stirred into 1 cup of hot milk or cream for the perfect winter evening.”

Sweet dreams.  :}

Hot Chocolate Sticks
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. chocolate –your favorite kind will do- milk, semisweet, white–whatever.
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, being careful not to let the water get above a simmer.
  2. Once it is nearly all melted, take it off the heat and stir to finish the process.
  3. Pour chocolate into a mixer and beat on low.
  4. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Press about 1-1/2 tablespoons of the chocolate mixture into each well of an ice cube tray.
  6. Insert a popsicle stick into each cube.
  7. Let them cool in the fridge.
  8. After about 2 hours they should just pop right out of the tray.
Notes

“One Hot Chocolate Stick stirred into 1 cup of hot milk or cream for the perfect winter evening.”

Sweet dreams. :}

 

6 Replies to “Hot Chocolate Sticks”

  1. Launi, I love this idea. I think the girls and I will make them on Saturday for our enjoyment on Sunday!! We are celebrating our family valentines day on Sunday and these will be so fun for the girls to do!!

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