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Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Hot Chocolate on a Stick Recipe

25 Days of Christmas Banner day 19

You know we just lived in Minnesota for 3.5 years and anyone from Minnesota knows things are ALWAYS better on a stick!  These super easy, fun treats are not only delicious but they are such a good treat to share with neighbors, friends or to bring to holiday festivities!

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

I made 3 different versions:  (left to right) Regular Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Hot Chocolate & Peppermint Hot Chocolate.  I am going to share how to make the Regular Hot Chocolate here and you can click the link below and print out the other two variations as well as a cute Printable for giving these to others

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Ingredients/Items Needed for Regular Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 cup milk chocolate, shaved or in chips
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate, shaved or in chips
  • 3/4 cup (4 oz. bar) of unsweetened chocolate, shaved
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 25 lollipop sticks
  • aluminum foil
  • cooking spray
  • Large Marshmallows

1.  Start off by lining a 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil and then also spray the foil with cooking spray.

2.  Place all chocolate in a large heat-safe bowl.

3.  Combine the sweetened condensed milk and the cream in a small saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it reaches a simmer.  (It will scorch very easily so make sure to keep stirring!)

4.  Once it simmers, pour on the chocolate and let sit for a minute to soften the chocolate.  Stir until smooth and creamy.

5.  Pour into your pan and let set overnight or about 4 hours in the refrigerator.

6.  Once set, slice in 25 pieces.  Cutting Tip:  Heat a knife in warm water and then dry.  Cut a slice, wipe knife clean and repeat the heating.  This will give you clean cuts on your chocolate cubes.

Insert a lollipop stick into a large marshmallow and then into your chocolate cube!

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Hot Chocolate on a Stick

To Make Your Hot Chocolate:

1.  I warmed about a cup and a half of skim milk in a saucepan until simmering.  Be sure to stir constantly.  (Water is not recommended for this recipe!  Milk is SO. MUCH. BETTER!)

2.  Pour milk in mug and place a Hot Chocolate Stick in the mug.  Let it set for a minute or two to soften then stir until dissolved!

3.  Add tiny marshmallows or whipped cream and ENJOY!

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

You can package each stick in a clear candy bag tied with cute ribbon and attach the directions!  Here is a free printable for you!  Use a 2” circle punch to cut them out!

Hot Chocolate Tags

Hot Chocolate on a Stick


You can view all three full recipes below as well as the Tag Printable (without watermark).

Printer Friendly Version                   Hot Chocolate Tag Printable

And That’s What Che Said…



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23 Responses to Hot Chocolate on a Stick

  1. becky collier says:

    Yum! I want one right now. Thanks for all the fun projects and posts. I plan to try a lot of them.

  2. imklvr says:

    Oooooohhhhh….this sounds decadent!! Gotta try it. You and your ‘days of Christmas’ are sure keeping me busy!

  3. Angie says:

    Yummy! ;) I’d love to try one! Thanks for sharing!

    Stopping by from TT & J!
    I have a linky party.. I’d like to invite you to come by and link as many projects you want! ;)

    Thanks!! Happy Holidays!


  4. I am from Minnesota too…so laughed out loud about everything on a stick! Am definitely trying this! Pinning it too!

  5. Bronwyh says:

    OMG! This is brilliant! People in Canada like things on sticks, too, and I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for the printables too!!

  6. Lindsay says:

    Yum! What a creative idea!

  7. Lydia says:

    I love it! Going to have to go to the store so I can try this one. Perfect gift idea for my many adult siblings and their significant others! Thank-you for sharing!

  8. SweetJeanette says:

    Ok, now, that is just about the cutest idea…Evvvver!!!
    I think there’s still time to do this for my family’s Christmas Eve extravaganza! Thanks for posting!

  9. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    So cute! And you’re right, if it’s on a stick, it’s a winner :)

  10. That’s such a great winter treat idea…{even beyond Christmas}.

    Sharing this at Pinterest as well…

    Thanks for stopping by Creative Juice, Che!

  11. Shari Brooks says:

    what a great idea! i am going to try this over winter break with my kids! thanks so much. so glad I stopped over. Check out my site for some holiday recipes:

  12. Shari Brooks says:

    love this site. so glad I stopped over. I’m going to use the hot chocolate recipe with my kids over break!

  13. This is so awesome! Thank you!!!

  14. kathleen says:

    I love these!! I tried making them last christmas and they were just ok!! i will definitely be trying these!! How did you put the candy cane on the bottom of them?

    • Cheryl says:

      Kathleen, I just dipped them in some almond bark and then in crushed candy canes. If you click on the recipes link I have directions for the vanilla and the peppermint ones to print out. I had all 3 recipes on the actual blog and it was LONG so I shortened it up a bit! I hope you love these, we find them delicious :)

  15. Rachel says:

    Awesome! You can’t beat this with a stick. Genius!

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  20. Michelle S says:

    Do they need to be refrigerated or how long can they sit out? In other words how long are they good for?

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