Sometimes you want hot chocolate and don’t have the stuff to make it. I’ve been asked if you can use real chocolate to make hot chocolate. Of course! It can make some wonderfully delicious hot chocolate.
So if you have some extra (?) chocolate just sitting around, this recipe from Apartment Therapy is perfect. It gets it into usable hot chocolate form and also lets you share with friends. Let’s get to it:
Hot Chocolate Sticks
Yield: 10-12 hot chocolate sticks
Sandwich bags or piping bags
Ice cube trays for your chocolate mold – silicone is fine
10 stir sticks or a wooden craft sticks
8 oz. dark chocolate, broken into large chunks
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
pinch of salt
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Be patient and let the chunks melt slowly so the chocolate will be pretty when it cools.
- Add cocoa, sugar, and salt. Stir until fully combined.
- Pour chocolate into the plastic sandwich bag. Clip off the corner.
- Pipe the chocolate into your chocolate mold. Gently tap the mold on the counter to settle the chocolate into the mold. Add a stir stick. Fini!
- Cool the chocolate sticks at room temperature or in the fridge.
- Use 1 chocolate stick for every 6oz milk. Heat up 6oz almond milk (or your preference). Add chocolate stick, stir and enjoy!
Add cinnamon or spice to your chocolate recipe to give your hot chocolate stick a kick. Once set, the chocolate pops easily out of the ice trays. Crack the tray just like you do for ice. Wiggle the stick a bit and voila! Easy and delicious 🙂 These sticks are great to share. They are also yummy in coffee and even can be eaten on their own.
You really should use the best chocolate you can to make these chocolate sticks since artificial fats and flavors don’t really do well in translation. Stick to the good stuff. Like the all natural chocolate at Drexelius Chocolates. Order chocolate today and whip up some hot chocolate for yourself!
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