Hot chocolate on a stick

    Hot chocolate on a stick

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    26min


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    About this recipe: A good gift for teachers or neighbours. Very easy and fast to make. And tastes much better than traditional hot chocolate. Makes a great homemade Christmas gift.

    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

    Ingredients
    Makes: 8 Hot chocolate on a stick

    • 250g good milk chocolate
    • 60g icing sugar
    • 30g good cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1min  ›  Extra time:10min chilling  ›  Ready in:26min 

    1. Break the 250 grams of milk chocolate into pieces. Place into a dry bowl and microwave the pieces for 90 seconds. Stir. If needed return to the microwave for 20 second intervals until melted, stirring in between.
    2. While the chocolate is melting, combine the dry ingredients. When the chocolate is finished melting, add the dry ingredients and mix. The result should be something like a cake batter.
    3. Divide the mixture into chocolate moulds or ice cube trays. (Silicone works best.) And place a stick in each one. Tap the moulds on the counter to remove air bubbles.
    4. The backs of your mould may not look very pretty, but you can top them with crushed candy cane, marshmallows, coconut etc. Then place them in the refrigerator to cool for 10 minutes.
    5. After they are cooled, they should easily pop out of the moulds. They can be stored at room temperature for 3 months.
    6. When you're ready to serve, simply heat 1 cup of milk. Add the hot chocolate stick, and stir it in until dissolved. I attached tags giving the directions to each of the hot chocolate sticks I was giving as gifts.

    Tip

    Make sure you use good milk chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa butter. And don't overheat the chocolate. I used Lindt® milk chocolate and Green and Black's® cocoa powder.

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    Reviews (2)

    4

    Something else. I defrosted the chocolate in the microwave, less likely to burn. - 28 Nov 2010

    BeccyAntrobusCurtis
    0

    Brill recipe turned out lovely - 27 Feb 2016

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