Friday, December 2, 2011

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Ever since I saw these at my favorite  Home Goods store, I have wanted to figure out a way to make them at home. I just couldn't justify spending $6.99 for a pack of 4 !
So I went on a "hunt" to find a easy yet delicious recipe for Hot Chocolate on a Stick......
guess what?....I found one! These were so easy to make. I just know y'all are gonna want to get all the ingredients RIGHT AWAY so you can make yourself a batch.
 *I adapted  the recipe from King Arthur Flour*  I added a dash of Cinnamon and Mocha extract to this first batch. However I am going to be making more and adding in different flavors. I think I will try out Orange, Raspberry and Mint for starters. The sky is the limit!
Lark's Hot Chocolate on a Stick with Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows
I will be sharing my Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows recipe with y'all in a couple days. You're really gonna be surprised at how easy they are to make. **I plan on making up Neighbor gifts with these Hot Chocolate on a Stick and a Bag of Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows.....Won't you be my neighbor? (sorry it just had to be said)
This recipe will make (36) 1"x1" squares. I don't recommend that you double this. I would make several batches if you need more than that.  Also I poured mine into a 9x5 loaf pan instead of a 9x9. This made them "taller"/thicker.

Hot Chocolate on a Stick
1/2 C. Heavy Cream
1 (14oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (You can mix this up too, 2 C. semi./1C. Milk )
1 (4 oz.) Bar of Unsweetened Chocolate
1 TBSP  Mocha flavoring (use any flavor you like)
Dash of Cinnamon

In a medium size sauce pan mix together the cream and condensed milk.
Stirring often until it begins to "steam". (DO NOT BOIL)
Remove from heat and add all the chocolate, stir just enough to cover the chocolate.
Set it aside for 10-15 minutes. While you are waiting lightly spray your loaf pans with pam. After the time is up you will then return it to the heat on low/med. whisking it until all pieces of the chocolate are melted. Stir in your flavoring and cinnamon.
Pour 1/2 the mixture in each pan. Spread evenly and smooth the top.
Here is the "hard" you have to let it set up for at least 6 hrs. 
Or just do what I did and make this up before going to bed and let it set overnight.
Remove it from the pan and cut into (6) pieces.
*To get nice smooth cuts, dip your knife in hot water to heat the blade.  
I like to add the sticks at this point.
 Then it is just a matter of slicing them into squares.  SEE...SUPER EASY!
Then you can package them on up and attach a tag telling them to add their Hot Chocolate on a Stick to 6-8 oz. of Warm Milk.
Make sure to make enough for yourself as well....Enjoy the Holiday Season Friends!
Nothing Beats a Mug of Cocoa,


Aimee said...

Lark these look fabulous. very similar to the recipe I planned on using! did you try them in the warm milk yet? Is is delish? Mmmmm.

stbonta said...

Did I miss the peppermint marshmellow post? These look amazing, such fun treats to give out during the holidays! Thank you so much!

Bridgett Nicolace-Bird said...

i want to try these as well. very nice. is there a recipe for the mallows? honestly, making homemade marshmallows has always scared me a tad.

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

**Ladies, I will be posting the Homemade Marshmallows Recipe in a day or so :)

SO NOONE has missed it! ;)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

YUMMY! Looks so good!

shannon i olson said...

oh yum! what a great treat or gift!

The Better Baker said...

Woman - these are incredible! What a fantastic gift idea. I shared your FB post on my page....=) WAY TO GO...AGAIN!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

This is just fabulous. I love the idea

Anonymous said...

Genius! Love this idea~!

blkenigma888 said...

Come to A Themed Baker's Sunday for this next week's theme: Christmas! Actually, this theme will continue until Christmas weekend! Hope to see you there!
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Tiffanee said...

I am in love! This is brilliant and perfect for a handout for a lesson I am giving! Thanks so much. So is that a homemade marshmellow on top?

Anonymous said...

Oh I have never seen this. What a great thing to make for a party, or maybe just dinner!

Amee said...

These are great! My kids will love em"!! Awesome idea!!

Chatty Crone said...

Those look awesome. sandie

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