Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Twelve Days of Goodies - Day 4

Nothing goes better with cookies on a cold winter's day then hot chocolate. So today's goodie is hot chocolate, but with a slight's hot chocolate on a stick. When I first saw these guys on pinterest, I so wanted to make them right away. Once again, a very simple and pretty quick recipe. And once again, I thought I had pictures of the whole process, but sadly only the end stages.

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

1/2 cup heavy cream
14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
18 oz (about 3 cups) chopped semi-sweet chocolate or chips
4 oz (about 3/4 cup) chopped unsweetened chocolate
25 lollipop sticks

Start by preparing an 8x8 pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the two chocolates in a bowl and set aside. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the heavy cream and condensed milk, and heat to a simmer. Pour the hot liquid over the chopped chocolate and let sit for a minute to soften. Whisk the cream and chocolate together until it's smooth and shiny. It will be thick. Pour the chocolate into the prepared pan and smooth to have an even layer. Let sit overnight or 3-4 hours in a refrigerator.

Once the chocolate is firm, cut into 25 squares. The best way to get a smooth cut is to run your knife under hot water (and then dry the knife) before each cut. A hot, clean knife works the best. Gently push the lollipop sticks into each square.

To make the hot chocolate, heat a mug a milk, not water, and place a square into the warm milk. Let sit a minute or two and then stir to dissolved the chocolate.

Wrap up and use a gift, that's what I did. You can store the squares in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature, two weeks in the refrigerator, or up to a month in the freezer.


  1. Oooohhhh, this sounds like a really good one, Kris!!

  2. Oh my gosh! What a fantastic little gift! I love it!!!