The first of all Christmas treats; hot chocolate. and on a stick! all you have to do it swirl it in a cup of warm milk and there you go!
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• one 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
• 3 cups semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped or in chips
• one 4-oz bar unsweetened chocolate (broken or chopped into smaller pieces)
• wooden or cookie/lollipop sticks
• 8"x8" pan, lined with parchment paper
Heat the cream and sweetened condensed milk over medium-low heat until it starts steaming, stirring periodically. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes, then put it back on medium-low heat and stir with a wisk until chocolate is completely melted and shiny. (At this point you could add some flavoring... vanilla, hazelnut, peppermint, whatever fits your fancy!)
Pour chocolate into prepared pan and spread chocolate as level as you possibly can. Let sit overnight (12 hours or so).
Remove chocolate from pan and cut, top side face down, into squares. Divide the block into sixths each direction, so your squares will be larger than 1"x1". Use a long, thin knife. Heat the knife under hot water, wipe dry with a towel or paper towel, make a few cute, then repeat the knife-heating procedure. Makes 36 squares, although those corner squares are shaped a little funny... you might just want to eat those straight up while you're cooking. You need the energy for all this hard work.
Put a stick in each square and depending on where you will be bringing them, you can wrap each in a plastic bag and tie with a ribbon or just set on a plate. Give them as gifts or just keep for you and your family.
Hope you enjoyed this delicious hot chocolate on a stick recipe from makesandtakes.com! Let me know how they turn out if you try this!