HOT CHOCOLATE ON A STICK. NEED I SAY MORE?!

Updated: Feb 19

I absolutely love this simple recipe and wanted to share it with you because this chocolate sticks are a lovely little gift! I mean, who wouldn’t love to get a few of these, right?


This recipe works with whatever chocolate you prefer. Dark, Semisweet, Milk, or a combination of them. I prefer the Dark Chocolate myself mixed with some milk Chocolate for a perfect balance for my blood sugar. Or you mix milk or white chocolate with sugary topping and have a super treat against a (slight-) hypoglycemia. High Carb or lower carb - your choice ;-)


The recipe’s actually really easy (Ingriedients list below):


  1. Chop up the chocolate into small, similarly sized pieces for even meltingmelt the chocolate (double boiler or microwave)

  2. add a little bit cocoa powder 

  3. Place piping bag or ziplock bag, into tall glass cuffing the opening over the rim    

  4. (This is to make filling the bag easier)

  5. Cut off corner of ziplock bag if using and fill the molds

  6. Tap the mold onto the counter firmly a few times to allow mixture to settle

  7. Insert stick and add toppings if using

  8. Allow to firm on countertop several hours or in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes

  9. Unmold

The trick is to not get any water into the chocolate or it will seize and become a grainy mess. You can melt the chocolate also in the microwave if you don´t have a boiler.

You can also make some marbled one like me in this case....



And now the really fun part: you can also put toppings in it to give it a bit of extra flavor (or sugar for a hypo). My favorites are caramel pieces. Just press them into the chocolate before they firm up.


As for the stick, I’ve used paper straws as the “stick” - they come in cute colors and designs and if you take the a little bit more stable ones it works very well.


Now all you need is a steaming cup of milk. Place Hot Chocolate on a Stick into a cup of hot milk and stir until melted. Enjoy!


Ingredients

200gramm good quality chocolate

40g (⅓ cup) cocoa

Toppings such as crushed caramel (optional)


Special equipment:

Piping bag or Ziplock Bag

Mold (Ice Cube Trays, Mini Muffin Pan with paper liners, dixie cups, etc.)

Sticks (paper straws, lollipop sticks, popsicle sticks, wooden coffee stirrers, birch spoons)



Maren is a full-time diabetes advocate who founded her first Diabetes Startup mysugarcase shortly after her diagnosis in 2008. By offering unique & innovative medical bags she wanted to eliminate the uncertainty about the storage, public image & transport of medications. With the foundation of LIV, Maren would like to do even more to make the living with chronic illnesses more liveable.

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