Hot Chocolate on a Stick

A cylinder of chocolate on a plastic spoon with heart sprinkles
This Hot Chocolate on a stick is the perfect sweet Valentine’s treat!
We all have our own little idiosyncrasies.  They say this is what makes us an “individual”…or in layman’s terms, makes us a little freaky.
Most of us are quiet oddballs, while others are very public…case in point:  Tuesday nights on Fox.  For those not “in the know”, that’s American Idol folks.
Seriously, people…wave those freak flags high!
I know it makes for interesting TV and all, but sometimes those auditions are bah-RU-tal!!
Maybe that’s why I feel normal 😉
While (in my opinion) I am not a full-fledged crazy, I do have some things that make me a little strange.
I will share one of these.
Certain words in our English language I cannot handle.
 I might go as far to say that they should be banned.
Now I am not getting all politically correct or topical…wrong blog.
I am staying strictly superficial here…buckle up.
We’ll start with a word I find ridiculous ~ “whimsical”.  I HATE it.  It has to be one of the most annoying adjectives out there.  I am not a fan of the word or, really,  anything that one would describe by using that word.  I have found that I am unable to watch certain shows on DIY, or HGTV because of their abundant use of the “W” word.  Say it out loud now..see?  It’s annoying.
Moving on.
“Scrumptious”.  This word makes my skin feel icky.  I will never say it.  Even thinking about it is making me want to take a shower.
Next up…
“Delectable”. Yes, another food adjective.  You are only allowed to say this if you are from England and you are wearing a bow tie.  Then and only then, is it appropriate.
Now, while not being a word, I am going to throw this one in…the phrase, “if you please”.  I am not Siamese and I do NOT please. Thanks.
And the mother of all horrible words…”moist” .  You don’t know how much that pained me to type.  It is the word equivalent to spit in the corners of someone’s mouth.  Or smacking.  It’s really the worst.
I couldn’t possibly be alone on this.
My family is aware of these words and quite regularly try to slip them into forms of conversation, whether they apply, or not.
Me:  “How was school today?”
Son #2:  “I had quite a whimsical” day.
Mean.  Just mean.
Now I will share a word that I personally love, but is my best friend’s nemesis.
Isn’t that hilarious?  I love that word and it is her kryptonite.
So, if hating these words makes me weird, I will accept it, because it is the time of year that we celebrate the ones we love, word issues and all.
Valentines Day.
Some love and it and some hate it, but either way, if you’re a mom your kiddo is having a Valentine’s party at school you’re gonna need to send them in with something sweet.
I saw this cute idea over at Sprinkle Bakes (who got it from giver’s log) before Christmas and had planned on making them then, but life happens and I saved them for V-day.
Hot chocolate on a stick…
Adorable, right?
I will tell you, though, Sprinkle makes them look easy…that wasn’t my experience.
But I think it was worth it in the end.
I have never worked with chocolate molds before, and actually don’t own any, so I improvised.
Here’s what I did:
Hot Chocolate on a Stick
from the giver’s log
Makes approx 32
You will need:
2 lb. melting chocolate (don’t use candy melts) you want to go with a real chocolate with a high content of cocoa butter (it helps it melt smooth)
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
Ice cube trays – or some sort of mold for the chocolate (I used a mini-muffin pan)
Large ziplock
Popsicle sticks or spoons
Now, I actually used fondue chocolate because you can find it in a big bag at WalMart, it melts well and is real chocolate.  Perfect!
Melt your chocolate over a double boiler careful not to get any water in the chocolate.
When chocolate is 2/3 melted remove from boiler and stir until all  is melted.
Add the sifted cocoa and sugar.
Stir together until smooth.
Dump the mix into your large ziplock and sip of the end when you’re ready to fill your mold.
Fill molds.
Insert spoon or wooden stick.  It should stand up in the chocolate.
Let cool completely, either at room temp or in the freezer.
To remove, since I used the muffin pan, they didn’t release out very well, so I put some warm water in a baking sheet and set the muffin pan in for a few seconds to heat up the chocolate, so it would slip out.
I decided to add some Valentines sprinkles, which is optional, but also hides any imperfections on the chocolate…of which I had many 🙂
I melted about a cup of chocolate and dipped the bottom in the chocolate and then in the sprinkles.
Let them cool and package.
I attached a little note
Follow the instructions and you have yummy hot chocolate
Side note–I tried to use shot glasses for the extra chocolate, but they didn’t seem to release out, SOOO I had to eat them 🙁 
…OR 🙂
So I am dying to know, am I alone here in the word war? 
Have a great weekend!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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May 23, 2020 12:35 am

Want to make these but just wondering where the butter comes into it? Thnx

Nov 13, 2019 1:21 am

Can’t wait to try these! I’m thinking about making them for Christmas gifts, with Christmas sprinkles of course. Do you know how long they can be stored?

Judy Guffey
Sep 20, 2017 12:31 pm

I tried this recipe but I think I did something wrong. When I added the cocoa and powdered sugar to the melted chocolate it was so think like clay. I molded them into the spoon and dipped in plain melted chocolate. It came out ok but takes a long time to melt into the hot milk. Any ideas?

Dec 10, 2016 5:40 pm

Try using cupcake liners they will peel off easy

Jan 6, 2015 7:18 pm

Just wanted to give you a tip on getting them out. Pop in fridge for cooling (about 10 min) directly from the fridge “bend” back and forth a little and they will pop right out of the tins! Didn’t see that response, but I work with chocolate a lot!!

Creina O Leary
Dec 18, 2014 4:10 am

Thank you so much, they turned out fab ???? I used plastic shot glasses and gave them a quick thin spray of oil. Came out perfect! Using them as a small Christmas gift for family x x

Dec 14, 2014 6:08 pm

These were absolutely delicious!! Loved making them and eating them 🙂 We decided to put white chocolate on the bottom with candy canes, delish!! Thanks so much for the awesome recipe.

Annette Anderson
Dec 14, 2014 12:40 pm

Love it! My word is nummies! Whenever I hear it, all I can think is baby talk…do people still do that…kids are smarter than that! I’m going to make these treats for a Christmas Open House! If they turn out, i might just make them and keep them on hand all winter!

Nov 12, 2014 3:04 pm

Hi there, I love your idea, very cute. I wanted to ask, before I attempted, do these “keep” well outside of the fridge? I am thinking of giving out as favors at a party and wonder, will they melt if I leave them out? Thanks kindly in advance.

Jan 17, 2013 7:31 pm

just a quick thought…maybe it would work good with styrofoam egg cartons?…or those disposable little plastic cups that are sold at walmart in the paper products section..i use them for jello shots..but i think they would work great and it would release easily…<3

Dec 2, 2012 8:01 pm

So I was totally going to post that I made these and I LOVE them, but then I noticed that apparently I made them all wrong and just used your concept. I didn’t add the cocoa powder or sugar. I just used high quality chocolate (Merkers) that I thinned down with paramount wax. I tried the fondue chocolate, but all they had was Wiltons. It didn’t mix really well for me. It beaded and a lot of it floated to the top. NOt anywhere as good of a flavor as the Merkers. Oh and I think the paramount wax helped… Read more »

Nicole B
Nov 19, 2012 10:09 pm

I just had to write you…I couldn’t even finish reading your post until I had to tell you I hate the “M” word too!!! I thought I was the only one haha. People at my job love to write that on my dry erase board. Just wanted to share, lol Happy crafting!

Jackie Wood
Nov 15, 2012 3:57 pm

Better yet, just spray the mini muffin pans with Pam cooking spray (or equivalent) and they pop out like a charm after they’ve been refrigerated a few minutes! Just did it today with my daughter-in-law and it was about the easiest project I’ve done. I bagged them in the 2×4″ clear bags and put a colorful ribbon around it and they’re adorable. I can’t wait for the cookie swap. The recipe made 43 for me. Now, I just hope my friends don’t look at this….. 🙂

Nov 14, 2012 7:59 pm

Why not use mini cupcake liners then pour the chocolate mix into them ……when set peel off the liners and you will also have a cute design on them

Nov 9, 2012 8:57 pm

Have you tried using paper cups in the muffin tin? (the kind for cupcakes and muffins) Or even try lining the molds with parchment paper.

I kind of agree with Donna about the words thing, but I agree some words Are annoying.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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