Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Cute gingerbread men shaped hot chocolate on a stick, is a perfectly fun way to warm up, this winter.

Hot chocolate on a stick

Merry ALMOST Christmas! The countdown here has begun and the kids are anxiously awaiting Christmas day. I think I've finally found my Christmas spirit, which seemed to be hiding this year. I felt overwhelmed with everything that needed to be done. I didn't start my baking until a few days ago and I am now ready for anyone who might decide to drop in. The lack of Christmas baking meant I couldn't send any to school, for the teachers this year.

When browsing in the craft store a few days before Christmas break, I saw this super cute silicone mold, shaped like gingerbread men. I knew then and there that I would send in hot chocolate on a stick for the teachers.

This could not be an easier little treat to make. Stir these little guys into a cup of hot coffee for Cafe Mocha, or into some hot milk for hot chocolate. Or do like some of the teachers did and just eat them as a treat, LOL. When I went in to help on Friday, I was stopped by many of the staff at school, thanking me for the delicious treat. These would be a great addition to your Christmas morning coffee and would make cute stocking stuffers.

Hot Chocolate on a stick.

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

3 C good quality dark chocolate, chopped
1/3 C cocoa powder
1 C powdered sugar
marshmallow bits
popsicle sticks

In a sauce pot, over medium low heat, melt the chocolate until smooth. Whisk in the cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Transfer chocolate mixture to a piping bag.

Carefully pipe chocolate into a silicone mold of choice (you can also use an ice cube tray lightly sprayed with cooking spray). Once the whole tray is filled, give it a gentle jiggle, to remove any air bubbles and even out the tops. Let set for 5 minutes before inserting the popsicle sticks and topping with marshmallow bits (toffee bits would also be yummy!). Let set completely; this takes about 1-1 1/2 hrs. Wrap in pretty cellophane bags.

To use: stir one stick into a hot cup of black coffee, or stir 1-2 sticks into a cup of very warm milk.

This recipe is being shared at these AWESOME linky parties

Two Cup Tuesday
Time to Sparkle
See Ya in the Gumbo
You're Gonna Love It
Hearth and Soul
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
Treasure Box Tuesday
Pure Blog Love


mealplanmaven said...

What a fun and yummy holiday treat!

Patricia @Grab a Plate said...

Could these be any cuter?! LOVE it!

Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog said...

I love these, they are adorable and yummy! Nettie

Nicole Neverman said...

Thank you so much for attending week 15 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. Hot chocolate is my absolute most favorite drink and this recipe has me drooling! What a fun idea :) I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!

Michelle Meche said...

This is such a cute idea, Cindy! My son just loves it--he chose your hot chocolate on a stick to feature at tonight's party! Thanks for sharing.

April J Harris said...

What a wonderful idea. Your little chocolate gingerbread men are so cute, Cindy! They would make a lovely gift for the holidays or anytime during the cold weather. Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned, will tweet and yummed :-)

Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog said...

Hi Loo Hoo!! Your fabulous Gingerbread men have been featured at our Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party at Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog!

Link: http://mooreorlesscooking.com/2015/01/05/simple-supper-tuesday-linky-party-43/