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Decadent hot chocolate sticks are easy to make and are an absolute crowd pleaser. These hot chocolate sticks make an excellent gift and are budget friendly too. Make it this holidays for your family and friends and amaze them all!!

 

 

 

 

WHAT ARE HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS

Hot chocolate sticks are an instant version of traditional hot chocolate. No need to measure, mix or cook hot chocolate for that decadent taste anymore. Just mix this hot chocolate sticks into hot milk and you have the richest and the most creamiest hot chocolate you have ever devoured.

WHAT CHOCOLATE TO USE FOR HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS

You can use any chocolate of your liking to make these hot chocolate sticks. You can use just one type of chocolate or a combination of chocolates, depending upon your taste. Here are some of my family favorites:

DARK CHOCOLATE

MILK CHOCOLATE

VANILLA WHITE CHOCOLATE

MILK CHOCOLATE & WHITE CHOCOLATE 

DARK CHOCOLATE & SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE 

DARK CHOCOLATE & CARAMEL CHOCOLATE 

 

 

 

WHAT FLAVORS TO USE FOR HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS

You can use any flavoring of your choice or have none. Some of the flavoring I use are:

PURE VANILLA EXTRACT

PEPPERMINT EXTRACT

WHAT TOPPINGS TO USE FOR HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS

You can add toppings of your choice or have none. Some of the toppings that go well with hot chocolate are:

MARSHMALLOWS

PEPPERMINT CANDY

ENGLISH TOFFEE BITS

CARAMEL BITES

SPRINKLES 

 

 

 

HOW TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS

One of the easiest recipe to make, cost effective and heavenly in taste. Pick your favorite chocolate, using a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Once chocolate is completed melted pour this melted chocolate into plastic shot glasses or ice trays, stick a Popsicle stick right in the center. Add any topping of your choice such as marshmallows, crushed peppermint candy, caramel toffee bites, etc.

Let the chocolate firm up completely before taking it out of the shot glasses. Once firm, remove and store it in an air-tight container in a refrigerator for upto a month.

INSTANT POT HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS

Absolutely, love making these hot chocolate sticks in Instant Pot. You could use the stove top for making the same. The double boiler method works just fine in either case.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

Instant Pot

Glass or steel bowl that sits well on top of your Instant Pot liner

Whisk or spatula

Plastic shot glasses (disposable) or ice tray

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add 2 cups of water in the inner pot of Instant Pot. Now place a bowl on top of the Instant Pot.
  2. Turn ON Instant Pot on saute mode (more). Add the chocolate chips to a bowl. Mix until all the chocolate has melted, it will take around 4-5 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot.
  3. Stir in extract (optional). Remove the bowl from the heat.
  4. Carefully spoon the melted chocolate into a plastic shot glass. Divide the chocolate equally into six shot glasses.
  5. Tap the shot glass couple of times to get rid of the air bubbles.

  6. Stick a Popsicle stick in the center of each chocolate glass.
  7. Add any toppings of your choice – marshmallows, crushed peppermint candy, caramel bites.
  8. Let the hot chocolate sticks cool completely for around 5-6 hours or overnight.
  9. Once cooled, using scissors make 3-4 slits on top of the shot glass. Peel the plastic gently and remove the chocolate stick.
  10. Store it in an air-tight container in a refrigerator.

Follow the same instructions for the remaining chocolate – milk chocolate, dark chocolate.

 

HOW TO SERVE HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS

Treat yourself with this homemade rich and creamy hot chocolate, that has an intense chocolate flavor. Garnish with some whipped cream or some marshmallows and you have yourself treat on a cold night.   

Warm up some milk in mug and stir the hot chocolate stick until well combined. Top it with your favorite topping, relax and sip the best ever, decadent hot chocolate you have ever devoured. 

Here are some more recipes for you to enjoy!

CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BARK

PEPPERMINT CANDY PLATTER

 

 

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Hot Chocolate Sticks

Decadent hot chocolate sticks are easy to make and are an absolute crowd pleaser. These hot chocolate sticks make an excellent gifts and are budget friendly too. Make it this holidays for your family and friends and amaze them all!!
Course beverages
Cuisine American
Keyword hot chocolate,hot chocolate stir sticks,instant pot recipes,instant pot hot chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 18
Author Jyoti Behrani

Ingredients

  • 12 oz White Chocolate Chips
  • 12 oz Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 12 oz Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Toppings (optional):

  • 1/2 cup peppermint candy, around 15-20 soft peppermint candy, crushed
  • 1/2 cup english toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup marshmallows

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

  • Instant Pot
  • Glass or steel bowl that sits well on top of your Instant Pot liner
  • Whisk or spatula
  • Plastic shot glasses (disposable) or ice tray

Instructions

  • Add 2 cups of water in the inner pot of Instant Pot. Now place a bowl on top of the Instant Pot.
  • Turn ON Instant Pot on saute mode (more). Add the chocolate chips to a bowl. Whisk until all the chocolate has melted, it will take around 4-5 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot.
  • Stir in extract (optional). Remove the bowl from the heat.
  • Carefully spoon the melted chocolate into a plastic shot glass. Divide the chocolate equally into six shot glasses.
  • Tap the shot glass couple of times to get rid of the air bubbles.
  • Stick a Popsicle stick in the center of each chocolate glass.
  • Add any toppings of your choice - marshmallows, crushed peppermint candy, caramel bites.
  • Let the hot chocolate sticks cool completely for around 5-6 hours or overnight.
  • Once cooled, using scissors make 3-4 slits on top of the shot glass. Peel the plastic gently and remove the chocolate stick.
  • Store it in an air-tight container in a refrigerator.

HOW TO SERVE HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS

  • Warm up some milk in a mug.
  • Stir the hot chocolate stick until well combined.
  • Top it with your favorite topping. Enjoy!
    Note: For more richer flavor use full fat milk. You can also add some cream if desired for more richness.

Notes

  1. This recipe makes six of each hot chocolate - white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate.
  2. Vanilla extract and white chocolate taste good.
  3. WHAT CHOCOLATE TO USE FOR HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS - please refer to the post earlier.
  4. WHAT FLAVORS TO USE FOR HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS- please refer to the post earlier.
  5. WHAT TOPPINGS TO USE FOR HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS- please refer to the post earlier.

Jyoti Behrani

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, my journey Living Smart and Healthy! Cook with me easy and authentic Indian food and around the globe. Will be sharing tips and tricks on easy authentic cooking, without spending hours in the kitchen or comprising on authentic flavors. Keeping things simple and healthy is what I am all about. Life is simple, so lets keep cooking simple too!!

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