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.
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).
How to Make Hot Chocolate on a Stick
Hot Chocolate on a Stick
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 can
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup unsweetened chocolate 6 oz, chopped (I used Ghirardelli bars)
- Line a 8"x8" pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- 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.
- Remove pan from heat and add the chocolate chips and chopped chocolate. Allow chocolate to slowly melt, this takes about 10 minutes.
- Return the pan to LOW heat and whisk vigorously until the mixture is thick and shiny.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add a wooden stick, then wrap the cubes as desired.
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I’m using these as party favors. A sprinkle of cinnamon and topped with a jumbo marsmallow. Perfect!
Neat idea! Can they be mailed as gifts or do they have to stay refrigerated?
Connie Morelle says
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!
silly questiobut houw do you make the hot chocolate – – I cube to hot mil;k or hot water???
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 🙂
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:
Thanks for sharing Erin!
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.
The batch I made lasted at least 2 weeks in my house with no problems.
I will try this