Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Hot Chocolate on a Stick - Such a great little gift idea!!  - from Glorious Treats

A sweet little gift, or a beautiful treat to serve holiday parties, this Hot Chocolate on a Stick recipe is a perfect holiday treat!

Swirl these delicious blocks of chocolate into a cup of hot milk and you create a luscious cup of hot chocolate.

This recipe would be perfect to serve as part of a hot chocolate bar at a holiday party!   For a pretty display, set out a few bowls of hot cocoa toppings such as crushed peppermint candies, or mini marshmallows and you have a special display that is easy to create.

I know I’m always on the lookout for cute little gifts to give to teachers and neighbors, and a few of these Hot Chocolate on a Stick blocks, wrapped up and given with a cute mug could be a perfect little gift!

This recipe is quite simple to make and starts with just a can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, and some good quality chocolate.

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Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Yield: Makes apx. 36 blocks

Swirl these delicious blocks of chocolate into a cup of hot milk to create hot chocolate.


1 (14oz) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup (or 6 oz) unsweetened chocolate, chopped (I used Ghirardelli bars)

wooden sticks


1.) Line a 8"x8" pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
2.) In a medium saucepan heat the sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream together over MEDIUM-LOW heat.
Whisk slowly as it heats and heat until it is hot and is beginning to steam, but not boiling.
3.) Remove pan from heat and add the chocolate chips and chopped chocolate. Allow chocolate to slowly melt, this takes about 10 minutes.
4.) Return the pan to LOW heat and whisk vigorously until the mixture is thick and shiny.
5.) Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan, and smooth the surface with an offset spatula.
Loosely cover the pan and allow the chocolate to cool slowly, on the counter OVERNIGHT.
6.) The next day, run a knife around the edge of the pan, and pull on the parchment or foil to remove the chocolate square.
Cut the chocolate into 1 1/4" cubes. Heat the knife between cuts by running the knife under hot water, then wipe dry between each cut.
7.) Add a wooden stick, then wrap the cubes as desired.

Recipe source - King Arthur Flour

For the wooden sticks, I used these cute wooden sticks from Tomkat Studio.  You could also use a wooden fork, or a wooden coffee stir stick (from your local coffee shop).

The snowman mugs pictured are from Target (this year).

Hot Cocoa on a Stick - Such a perfect little gift idea!!  From Glorious Treats

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  1. These are so cute! Is the chocolate sticky at all? I would love to roll them in espresso powder to make a mocha hot chocolate!

    • Hi Tracy, They’re not really sticky, but when you first cut them they may be moist enough to roll in most anything… crushed peppermints, espresso powder, cocoa powder. You could also dissolve some espresso power in with the cream in the actual recipe, and get the mocha taste. It’s actually a great idea… I might have to try it myself =)

  2. Glory these are so cute! I’m making these for my granddaughters (and keeping some for myself). Quality ingredients, no messy powders for little hands to spill. It sounds simply delicious!

  3. This is genius, Glory! I love it!

  4. It is such a beautiful idea and I was wondering whether this recipe can be done with white chocolate, and if so, what would be the correct amount.

    • Hi Eleni, I’ve only made the recipe as listed, so I’m not sure if white chocolate would be a good fit or not. Since white chocolate only comes sweetened, it may be far too sweet with the condensed milk. I would guess that if you were feeling ambitious then you might be able to do a white and dark chocolate swirl.

  5. How hard is the chocolate? I’m wondering if it’s difficult to poke that wooden dowel in there??

  6. Totally in love with these, Glory!!

  7. I love these! Perfect little gift idea. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Fab idea, Could you cool the mix in mini cupcake tins so you get a uniform shape and individual portions? If so how would you prepare the tin to stop them sticking?

    • Hi Jo, I’ve only made these as listed (in one large block). I have seen others use similar recipes and make them in silicone molds, either ice cube shapes or mini cupcake sized. Feel free to experiment. If you use a silicone mold I don’t think you’d need to prepare the pan with any oil, but if you want to use a standard (metal) mini muffin pan I’m not sure what to recommend.

  9. I usually give hot cocoa mix as a gift for Christmas, but I love the idea of the sticks instead!

  10. What a cute gift idea!! Thank you for sharing! I just wondered if you could use something different than the wooden sticks?

  11. Thank you so much for the reply.I find your suggestion most interesting so I will give it a try! In case I end up with a satisfying result, I will make sure to share my “experiment” with you! I really appreciate your generosity!

  12. How long will these keep? Love this idea!

  13. Okay answered my own comment!

    3-4 days at room temp
    10days in fridge
    30days in freezer
    According to. Comment on the king Arthur flour site

  14. Hi, this is a great idea, so cute too. Just wondered once made how long will they keep in the cellophane wrapping once they have been given out and would they need to keep them in the fridge… am thinking gifts for my sons teachers, but don’t want to poison them! Thanks for another great idea!

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  16. Sweet gifts! I so love hot chocolate. 🙂

  17. Amazing recipe idea! These look so adorable wrapped up. I may make some for my friends as a little christmas treat!

  18. These recipe is great! Love the idea.

  19. Oooh! Such a cute idea! This will have to go on my teacher gift to-do list. Thanks for another great idea! Love you!

  20. I will surely make this hot chocolate this Sunday.. Its gonna be fun 🙂

    My younger sister loves every single thing made of chocolate..

    And yea, Happy Thanks Giving Week 🙂

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  22. I will try this

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  25. I really love this 🙂 It sounds tasty and really easy. I will be making these for people next Christmas in the goody bags I put together. Not enough energy to pull this together this year 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    PS: what’s the shelf life on these? Just so I know how far in advance I could make them.

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  27. I made up a cute little tag to print out to go along with this recipe. I just made the recipe last night – so easy, and tasty, too (I had to try one, of course!).

    If anyone would like the tag, you can save the file from here:

  28. Thanks for the response 🙂 I did decide to make these this year (they sound easy enough!) Going to give most out on Wed and a few next week…. I wasn’t sure if I should freeze them or not. I usually freeze my cookies when I’m not giving them for a week. I think I’ll freeze a few and see how they turn out 🙂

  29. silly questiobut houw do you make the hot chocolate – – I cube to hot mil;k or hot water???

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  34. Great idea! One question…what do you use to wrap these in for gifts? Saran Wrap? Or cellophane? Where would you buy cellophane, and where would you buy the popsicle sticks?

    Thanks for a really cute idea!

  35. Neat idea! Can they be mailed as gifts or do they have to stay refrigerated?

  36. I’m using these as party favors. A sprinkle of cinnamon and topped with a jumbo marsmallow. Perfect!

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