Christmas Gifts 2013 – Hot Chocolate Sticks

Chocolate Stirring Sticks

Chocolate Stirring Sticks

One year I took the Glam Tinies skiing, it was the first time for us all; I wanted the holiday to be perfect.  The hotel was close to the lifts and the restaurant served a wonderful selection of Italian food.  The bar of the hotel was packed by late afternoon with gently steaming customers, half dressed for a day on the slopes and half dressed for an evening with friends.  At the back of the bar was a glass bowl with constantly churning thick, dark chocolate.  This was unlike any hot chocolate I’d had before, almost solid, rich and creamy.  These Hot Chocolate Sticks are the closest to the intense flavour of that special, warming, welcome drink

Gift Wrapped Chocolate Stirring Sticks

Gift Wrapped Chocolate Stirring Sticks

Hot Chocolate Sticks

Makes 12 gift sticks

  • 100g ( scant 3/4 cup) dark chocolate
  • 100g ( scant 3/4 cup) white chocolate
  • 100g ( scant 3/4 cup) milk chocolate
  • 72 Mini marshmallows
  • 12 lolly sticks
  • 12 silicon mini muffin moulds

Method

  • Chop each of the bars into small pieces and place in separate small bowls
  • Microwave separately for about 1 and 1/2 minutes, checking after every 30 seconds.
  • Stir to melt the last little solid bits
  • Measure 1 teaspoon of dark chocolate into the bottom of each mould
  • Then add 1 teaspoon of white chocolate and finally 1 teaspoon of milk chocolate
  • Put 6 mini marshmallows on each chocolate and leave for 5 minutes
  • Place a lolly stick in each one and place in the fridge for 20 minutes
  • Then either package as a gift or stir into steaming milk for a delicious indulgent hot chocolate
Steamed Milk With Chocolate Stirring Sticks

Steamed Milk With Chocolate Stirring Sticks

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13 Responses to Christmas Gifts 2013 – Hot Chocolate Sticks

  1. Hotly Spiced says:

    These are gorgeous and so festive looking. I’d love to make these for gifts for friends xx

  2. What a fantastic idea! It’s too hot for hot chocolate right now but I’m going to remember this come winter!

  3. Oh my goodness, what a lovely idea! We bought some of these in Young, NSW, after we tried them in a cafe… they were sooooooo yummy, but very $$$$. I like the idea of making them! Thank you for sharing, and season’s eatings to you and yours GG. xo

  4. These look so lovely. I have seen some of these in some of the finer chocolate shops, but I’ve never actually tried one myself. These would make great little gifts.
    *kisses* H

  5. What a terrific idea for gifts…I know everyone would love them.

  6. GG, you are the type of friend I really need to live next to. These look rather fab.

  7. What a gorgeous gift and such a lovely idea. I know two little people who are rather partial to hot chocolate who would ADORE these!. Me too.

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