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