Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Recipe Wednesday:Peppermint Hot Chocolate Sticks


Baby It's Cold Outside.  Whether it's snowing or just plain old cold outside, nothing tastes better on a day like that than a steaming mug of hot delicious chocolate! Now when you add in the marshmallows it gets better. Add to that peppermint and you rock. But when you put all of that together..... no less on a stick....we'd say it's pretty close to heaven! We got our inspiration from the very talented Heather of Whipperberry. Heather has a really beautiful blog, full of beautiful photography and creative ideas, like this one here.






 We followed Heathers recipe for Chocolate Ganache Blocks{ which turned out amazing}, and we used  Heather's beautifully designed Hot Chocolate Ornament Gift Tags as well! She is one talented woman! If you have never visited her blog, please do.



What we used: Lollipop sticks. Red ribbon. Treat bags. Cookie cutter. We used our left over peppermint marshmallows from our Peppermint Patty post.


Whipperberry Chocolate Ganache Blocks Recipe Tutorial.





Whpipperberry Rustic Marshmallow Tutorial

Our peppermint marshmallows are not homemade, but they add just the right amount of refreshing peppermint to the chocolate.


We used our scalloped cookie cutter to cut out both the ganache blocks and the marshmallows.


We just love these ornament tags Heather designed and made free to be used with the hot chocolate sticks. You can find the free printable gift tag here.


To assemble the Peppermint Hot Chocolate Sticks begin by inserting the stick into the center of your marshmallow first.


    Next, insert the stick with the marshmallow into the center of your chocolate block.



Aren't they pretty, standing like good little hot chocolate stick soldiers!


   Next, punch a hole in the tag and tie it on the stick with ribbon.


To give these as gifts, place hot chocolate stick into treat bag and tie it up with the tag and ribbon.


 The gift tag explains how the chocolate stick is to be used.


  These would be fun to find tucked in a Christmas stocking or displayed on a hot beverage bar.


   How about tucking one into special mug or into a gourmet basket of homemade treats!


 Whatever you decide, they are going to be a winner! You may want to make some to have on hand.


   So simple and fun to use. Simply unwrap. Place into a festive mug.


 Heat your milk, get it good and hot. Pour hot milk into mug.


 Now, start the dance of the Peppermint Hot Chocolate Stick swirl! Swirl and swirl and watch all the goodness melt and get frothy.


 Okay now, as Heather says on her tag, "snuggle up". Baby it's cold outside!


Love how the peppermint marshmallow floats on top of a sea of sweet chocolate goodness.


These should bring a smile to every body's face! We are excited to give them as gifts this Christmas to our friends and family.We hope you are inspired also to make some of these for yourself, family, friends and neighbors!

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make music to our God on the harp.
Psalm 147:7

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5 comments:

  1. That is such a cute idea! I bet everything smells divine at your place when you make them. I love your packaging idea too!

    I am hosting a Candy Cane link up as part of my 12 Days of Christmas Traditions series at my Christmas blog. I would be honoured if you could stop by and link up this wonderful idea/post!

    Best Christmas wishes,
    Natasha.

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  2. What a perfect idea! I can not say how much I love these simple Christmas gift ideas for friends and family! My kids would have so much fun with these :) I'd love for you to link up with the Christmas party I'm co-hosting with 17 other blogs http://ejoym.blogspot.com/2011/12/creating-christmas-linky-party.html

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  3. These look great! I've just heard about hot chocolate on a stick but I definitely need to get in on it. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  4. Oh my you have made my night!! Thanks so much fro the printable LOVE!!
    kisses
    heather

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  5. Those sound so good and I bet they add that extra something to hot chocolate!
    Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I have included this in today's features!

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