Hot chocolate stirrers 2016

Hot chocolate stirrers

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins - 3 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Nut-free

Nutrition: per stirrer

  • kcal286
  • fat20g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre4g
  • protein3g
  • salt0g
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  • sunflower oil, for greasing
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 300g dark, milk or white chocolate (or a mixture), broken into squares

    Chocolate ganache


    Chocolate ganache is a combination of chocolate and double cream. It's simple to…

To decorate

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


  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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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22nd Dec, 2016
Brilliant! I topped mine with chocolate buttons and mini marshmallows. I didn't need to bother with the fiddly cupcase idea to keep the lolly sticks upright - they stood in the chocolate just fine and I put them all on a little tray in the fridge to set. Lovely as little gifts for neighbours and they would make fab little 'teacher presents' for younger children to make themselves.
MayaRoseX's picture
3rd Dec, 2016
How long do they last for after wrapping
MayaRoseX's picture
3rd Dec, 2016
How long do they last for after wrapping??
goodfoodteam's picture
8th Dec, 2016
Thanks for your question - these will keep for two weeks in cellophane. Store them in a cool place.
MayaRoseX's picture
10th Dec, 2016
Thank you! I'm making them for my friends and teachers at school. I got the recipe from the magazine!
goodfoodteam's picture
15th Dec, 2016
Lucky them :-)
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