Even if you’re not a cook, anyone can make these hot chocolate stir sticks. They are sooooo easy! Plus, they look absolutely festive and fabulous. Here’s how you make them in three easy steps.
You can make these stir sticks for a hot chocolate bar, as a Christmas neighbor gift or just for fun. They make turn an holiday celebration from average to amazing. Plus, they are so easy that you can’t mess them up. Here’s how to make them in three easy steps.
Gather your hot chocolate stir stick supplies
Before you get started, make sure that you have all the supplies that you need. Here’s a list of the ingredients:
Once you have all of your ingredients together, you’ll want to do a little prep work before you melt the chocolate. Crush up the candy canes and the Andes mints and then put each of the individual toppings in small bowls. Break the skewers in half and push one into each of the marshmallows. Then lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Lay each spoon onto the baking sheet with the handle laying over the side so the chocolate will fill each spoon without spilling out.
Step #1: Melt
Place the melting chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave for one minute. Stir and then cook in the microwave at 15-second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted. You’ll want to make sure you’re totally ready to dip and pour the chocolate because it will solidify fairly quickly.
Step #2: Dip and pour
Using a spoon, pour about a teaspoon amount of melted chocolate onto each spoon. Make sure the spoon handle is laying over the side of the baking sheet so the chocolate doesn’t pour out.
For the marshmallow sticks, pour the melted chocolate into a narrow cup. Then, one at a time, dip each marshmallow into the chocolate. Pull it out of the cup and allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
Step #3: Decorate
Now for the fun part. Quickly, before the chocolate hardens, sprinkle a variety of different toppings onto the sides of the marshmallows and the center of the spoons. I used Heath bits, Butterfinger bits, crushed candy cane, sprinkles and Andes mints. Try to use a variety to add color.
Voila! You’re done. This recipe should make about 24 spoons and about 20 marshmallows. You can display them on a cute platter next to your hot chocolate bar or place them in a cellophane bag with a package of hot chocolate mix to give to your neighbors. So freaking cute.
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