Hot Chocolate Sticks

Use this Hot Chocolate Sticks recipe to make many variations for gifts or an easy and delicious hot chocolate bar! Try peppermint or salted caramel!  I’m excited to be a 2015 JET-PUFFED Blogger and share a few of my favorite sweet marshmallow treats.

Hot Cocoa on a Stick Recipe

The best gifts are food gifts. Am I right? I’ve decided that everyone in my life would benefit from a creamy mug of hot chocolate. And since everyone is different these Hot Chocolate Sticks are the perfect gift to personalize- just dip and stir! If you aren’t gifting these you can set up a fun hot chocolate bar for a crowd!

Hot Cocoa on a Stick Recipe

The recipe comes together quickly with little fuss. Dunk in a mug of warm milk and stir until melted. Crushed peppermint is a personal favorite and popular this time of year.

Hot Cocoa on a Stick Recipe

But can we talk about salted caramel?

Hot Cocoa on a Stick Recipe

For gifts I think popping a marshmallow on top is adorable. I used JET-PUFFED Vanilla and Chocolate Swirled Marshmallows. You may also use a large JET-PUFFED Marshmallows, or for a fun festive look you can use any of JET-PUFFED’s seasonal varieties such as Snowman Mallows, Peppermint Mini Marshmallows, Gingerbread Mallows, Holiday Mallows or their NEW Jumbo Red Velvet Cupcake marshmallows.

Hot Cocoa on a Stick Recipe

Or keep it mini with my favorite JET-PUFFED Mallow Bits.

Hot Cocoa on a Stick Recipe

You really can’t go wrong!

Hot Cocoa on a Stick Recipe

If you make these in a silicone mini cupcake pan they easily pop right out. Alternatively you could use paper liners.

Hot Cocoa on a Stick Recipe

Hot Chocolate Sticks

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Yield: 16 sticks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 5 hours

Use this Hot Chocolate Sticks recipe to make many variations for gifts or an easy and delicious hot chocolate bar! Try peppermint or salted caramel!

Ingredients:

4 packages BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate (16 oz total)

1 Cup confectioners sugar

1/2 Cup cocoa powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

JET-PUFFED Mallow Bits

Directions:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate according to package directions.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment put confectioners sugar, cocoa, and salt.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate on top of the dry ingredients. Mix until incorporated fully.
  4. Place in a piping bag (or plastic zip bag), snip off the tip and pipe into 16 portions. Alternatively use a cookie scoop or small spoon. Mixture will be thick. If you use a silicone baking pan you can microwave it for 10-20 seconds after piping/scooping in the mixture.
  5. Top with JET-PUFFED Mallow Bits. Press craft stick into the center.
  6. Let cool 5 hours or overnight.

Notes:

  • Lift the silicone baking pan a few inches and drop once or twice (or shake) to get the chocolate to level out.
  • Check on the Hot Chocolate Sticks while they are chilling to be sure that the sticks are staying centered and upright.
  • Serving size: 1 oz stick
  • Yield: 16 servings

Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen

Hot Chocolate on a Stick Recipe

Hot Chocolate Sticks Recipe - just dunk into warm milk and stir!

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