hot cocoa on a stick

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A big mug full of hot cocoa, a warm blanket, a comfy couch, and a good book. Doesn’t that sound like a perfect afternoon on a chilly December day? Well, I’m going to help you out with the hot chocolate. (I can also help you out with the book…just click here!) These little sticks are filled with chocolatey sweet goodness. Just drop them into a mug of hot milk, stir, and relax on the couch with your book.

Hot Cocoa On A Stick

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 18oz (about 3 cups) chopped semi-sweet chocolate or chips
  • 4oz (about 3/4 cup) chopped unsweetened chocolate
  • 25 popsicle sticks
  • Ice cube trays
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Directions
 Spray the ice-cube trays with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the chopped semi-sweet and unsweetened chocolates in a large heat-safe bowl.
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Pour the heavy cream and condensed milk into a medium saucepan and whisk until combined.
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Put the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer, whisking frequently so that the condensed milk does not scorch on the bottom of the pan.
Once the liquid is simmering, pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for a minute to soften.
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Begin whisking the cream and chocolate together, until the chocolate is melted and you have a shiny, smooth mixture. It will be slightly thick.
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Spoon the chocolate into the ice-cube trays.
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Place a popsicle stick into each cube of the ice-cube tray.
*Note: I wrote on each popsicle stick “Hot Cocoa On A Stick” on the front and “Place in hot milk and stir” on the back.*
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Allow it to sit and firm up overnight or for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator.

To make hot chocolate, heat a mug of milk and add a hot chocolate stick. Allow it to sit and soften for a minute, then stir until it is dissolved. Enjoy!
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Abby

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