How do you make a cup of homemade hot chocolate even more fun? With homemade hot chocolate stir sticks!
These Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks are a twist on chocolate spoons that will make any cup of hot chocolate extra special, either by adding some extra milk chocolate or delicious peppermint. And marshmallows, of course!
As I mentioned in my Homemade White Hot Chocolate recipe, one of my favorite things about the cold weather (and trust me, there are very few!) is warming up inside with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Bonus points if I’m doing so while it’s snowing outside or there’s a holiday movie on TV and I have a warm, comfy blanket on my lap.
But beyond being my favorite way to unwind at the end of a long, cold day, homemade hot chocolate is a great family drink to enjoy with guests during the holidays. Kids love it, adults love it, and it’s super easy to make. Everyone wins.
When serving hot chocolate to friends and family, I like to go a bit above and beyond handing them a basic mug of hot chocolate. I like to include something a little special, like these Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks.
My inspiration for these hot chocolate stirrers came from chocolate spoons and recipes I found for hot chocolate on a stick.
I make these Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks two ways – one using wooden sticks and the other peppermint. Both include chocolate and marshmallows but I like to have the option of deciding whether or not to add the peppermint flavor to my drink. Personally, I think my homemade white hot chocolate with the peppermint chocolate spoon is the perfect combination.
You can make these using any type of chocolate you’d like – white, milk or dark. I like to get creative and mix a white chocolate spoon in a milk chocolate hot chocolate or vice versa.
Hot chocolate stirrers are a fun thing to display at a holiday party, allowing guests to pick between different types of chocolate and the stick or peppermint. The peppermint hot chocolate on a stick is all about the holiday flare!
Here are a few more festive holiday treats!
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Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks will take your homemade hot chocolate to the next level. Like chocolate spoons, they add marshmallows and more to your drink!
- peppermint sticks or wooden sticks
- 3 ounces chocolate , melted
- 1 cup mini dehydrated marshmallows
Using a spoon, cover peppermint sticks or wooden sticks in melted chocolate.
Immediately roll in mini dehydrated marshmallows.
Place on a parchment lined plate and allow to set.
Serve with your favorite hot chocolate!
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