Monday, 17 December 2012

hot chocolate on a stick

I first saw  this hot chocolate on a stick from Mareth's blog, Lime Riot (you should seriously check out her blog, it's awesome!).  It looks pretty easy to make (no baking required!) so I made a mental note to include this in this year's list of homemade gifts.

Here are some photos I took while making them (I now have a spot for my camera in my kitchen to make it easy for me to remember to take photos of what I make there, lol).

Mix all those chocolate-y goodness together on low heat.

Pour chocolate in a pan lined with parchment paper. 

This is how it looked like after an overnight rest.

Slice to cubes.  I sliced mine into 5 x 6 to make each cube slightly bigger (recipe said 6x6).

 Here they are in sticks...

Inside the little plastic bags...

And with the marshmallows on top and ribbons to finish.  I just added the store-bought ones (but you can certainly make your own marshmallows... check out the recipe via Lime Riot).

Here is how I packaged them.  I put 2 sticks in a bag topped with a festive ribbon.  For the tag, I used Papertrey's Limitless Layers Circle die and Everyday Treats stamp set.  I used "Hot Cocoa Mix" as it was the closest to hot chocolate mix I can find.  

I attached some drinking instructions at the back of the tag.

And here they are all lined up...Makes me happy looking at them!

 I also left some on individual packs. One of them will be for Santa on Christmas Eve (wink, wink).

Are you making some homemade treats this season? 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love this idea too ! The Cowboy Cookie jars I made look pretty good, except I could not find any Christmas M&M's .

  2. This is such a great DIY gift idea. I am featuring a few wonderful posts on my blog today. I am including this one. My readers will love it!

    BTW, the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks 'n a Row has started up. Everyone is invited to stop by and join us. :)

  3. These look so cool! Great packaging, too, Irma!

  4. Great homemade treats and the packaging is lovely.

  5. this is not all that difficult! I think I have to try - what a great treat!

  6. Irma, these are yummy! Lucky Santa has one reserved for him ;) Great packaging! am also one who gets happy looking at the crafty goodies when they are all packaged and lined up :)

  7. I made these this year too! I think they make great gifts and they taste really yummy :). Your packaging, as usual, is wonderful!

  8. Wow those look so yummy Irma, great idea... will have to try someday :)


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