Hot chocolate stirrers 2016

Hot chocolate stirrers

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  • Easy
  • makes 6

We all know a few die hard chocolate fans - make them one of these hot choc stirrers as a gift and they'll never want to use powdered cocoa again

  • Nut-free
Nutrition: per stirrer
NutrientUnit
kcal286
fat20g
saturates11g
carbs22g
sugars18g
fibre4g
protein3g
salt0g
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Ingredients

To decorate

  • selection of chocolate buttons, hundreds and thousands, mini fudge pieces or chopped peppermint candy canes

Method

  • STEP 1

    You will need:
    6 cupcake cases, pencil, pastry brush, 6 empty 47g fromage frais pots (washed and dried), 6 wooden lolly sticks, cellophane and string or ribbon for wrapping, 6 gift tags

    Push a small hole in the middle of the cupcake cases with a pencil and put aside for later.

  • STEP 2

    Dip the pastry brush in the sunflower oil and paint a very thin layer of oil over the insides of the fromage frais pots.

  • STEP 3

    Put the chocolate in a bowl and heat in the microwave in 30-sec bursts until runny, stirring after each blast. Or melt it in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (get an adult to help you). If you’re using different types of chocolate, you should melt them separately.

  • STEP 4

    Carefully pour the melted chocolate into the pots. Put a lolly stick in the middle of each and sprinkle your chosen decorations around it.

  • STEP 5

    Sit a cake case on top of each pot so that it covers the chocolate and the stick pokes through the hole. Put them in the fridge to set overnight.

  • STEP 6

    The next day, carefully pull the chocolates out of the pots and throw away the paper cases. Wrap each in cellophane tied with string and write a tag to read: ‘Simply stir into hot milk.’

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