When I was looking for food gifts to give this holiday I found a recipe for adorable hot chocolate on a stick. The base layer is made of chocolate, put on a stick, and topped with a marshmallow. The entire thing is then dunked in steamed milk and mixed to make a rich and delicious hot cocoa.
I packaged mine with pink cellophane and tied on sparkly ribbon with the directions to make the hot cocoa. Everyone raved about how cute they were and what a great idea it was. I also have made several for our New Year's Eve party tonight so that I don't have to worry about powdered mixes and finding marshmallows. It's a wonderful way to serve hot cocoa.
Hot Chocolate on a Stick (adapted from Lark's Country Heart)
½ c. heavy cream
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
3 c. chocolate (chocolate chips, bars of chocolate, chocolate melts)
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 T. strong coffee
1 t. cinnamon
36 large marshmallows
2. Remove from heat and add in the chocolate and the unsweetened chocolate. Stir for about 30 seconds and then let it sit for 5 minutes.
3. After 5 minutes stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Mix in the coffee and cinnamon.
5. After 6 hours remove the chocolate from the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut it into 6 slices. Put three sticks in each slice and then cut each slice into 3 cubes. Push a marshmallow on top of the stick. Tie on a ribbon or package in cellophane and give as gifts.