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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