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


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!


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


  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.


  • 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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- Katrina

24 Responses to “Hot Chocolate Sticks”

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    Medeja — December 8, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Wow they look amazing! What a great idea!

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    Ros Emely@stressfreemommies — December 8, 2015 at 10:25 am

    So delicious and easy to make. Love it!

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    Dolly V. — December 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Did youmake these in a mini tin? Tha look so good!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    My kids would love these! They’re so cute!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 8, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I LOVE this idea! I need to make it for my kiddos!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — December 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Those are so fun!!! And now I’m totally wanting a big mug of hot chocolate to sip on this afternoon!!!

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    Nicole — December 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    This is the cutest homemade holiday gift!

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    Jenny Flake — December 9, 2015 at 7:19 am

    What a perfect and fun way to enjoy hot chocolate!!!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 9, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    FACT-the salted caramel hot chocolate sticks just blew my mind!

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — December 12, 2015 at 2:47 am

    This would most certainly make my hot chocolate better!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — December 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I LOVE THOSE TEENY MARSHMALLOWS! I want to make these and wrap them up all cute and gift them to myself for Christmas. Would that be wrong?

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    Rebecca Cox — December 15, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    How much hot milk do you stir this into?

    • Katrina Bahl — December 18th, 2015 @ 8:44 am

      I stir it into about 6 oz of hot milk.

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    Satta Matka — July 27, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Very good written article. It will be supportive to anyone who utilizes it.

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    Eden Passante — October 25, 2016 at 3:46 am

    OH I can only imagine how delicious this is when you dip it into hot chocolate! All the different combinations and flavors you could make, YUM!

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    Helena — October 27, 2016 at 2:07 am

    How long will these keep for and how should you store them?

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    Stephanie — December 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Have you tried this in a muffin tin? I don’t have the silicone version and have to drive 45 minutes to a big box store that might not have them! Maybe wiping with a little Olive Oil Pam? Don’t want to put the work in to have them get stuck!!

    • Katrina Bahl — December 13th, 2016 @ 9:58 am

      I have not, but I don’t know if I would add oil. Perhaps if you refrigerate or freeze them they would pop out? I’m not sure though…

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    Stephanie — December 15, 2016 at 9:07 am

    They worked! I made them at night, let them sit on the counter and stuck them in the fridge for the morning while I did my other baking and the popped right out. The only thing I would do different is not put chopped andes mints on top (I forgot to buy candy canes) because they turned “milky” in the fridge. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Tracy — December 15, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I made this tonight. I doubled recipe. I also used 16oz (x2) semi sweet chocolate chips instead of the Baker’s bars. All I have is a crumbly mess! Can you tell me how to fix it?

    • Traci P — December 17th, 2016 @ 3:25 pm

      Unfortunately, you can’t fix it. Chocolate chips are designed to hold their shape. They don’t dissolve/melt in liquid. They seize. You need to use exactly what the recipe calls for.

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    Shawn — December 17, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I did them in a mini-muffin tin with paper liners. And instead of sticks I found peppermint and caramel candy “spoons” (Wal-Mart). So I put one in each with the mini-marshmallows surrounding the spoon and they look awesome! They haven’t hardened yet (just finished them 20 minutes ago) but it seems like they’ll work.
    What I’ll do differently next time: I’ll definitely use a pastry sleeve. The spoon was a real pain.
    Wish I could include a photo. They are just too cute with the spoons. 🙂

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    Terry — November 28, 2018 at 9:40 am

    What silicone mini cupcake pan did you use?

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    Kati — December 11, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    I was thinking of making this as a gift. How long do these last? Should they be frozen or refrigerated until used?

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