I spent quite a while (without luck) trying to understand how this was possible, in the end I searched the internet for a recipe and found that it is one of the easiest things in the world to make.
I didn't actually measure out the ingredients because I'm just testing out the hot chocolate and I'm too tired to make it properly. I also didn't use the correct ingredients; I forgot to add salt, I used cheap chocolate and I used drinking chocolate rather than cocoa because my local Co-operative doesn't sell cocoa anymore.
This is the correct recipe;
- 250g good chocolate (at least 70% cocoa is recommended)
- 60g icing sugar
- 30g cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
You will also need;
- Lollipop sticks, disposable tea stirrers or disposable spoons (I'm using lollipop sticks)
- Decorations (optional)
- Packaging (optional)
- An ice cube tray or mini silicone moulds
First melt the chocolate until it is smooth.
Then sieve in the cocoa, icing sugar and salt and mix until thick and smooth.
|Sorry about bad picture quality, my macro isn't working properly.|
Spoon the mixture into moulds (ice trays are preferred but I didn't have any). Shake or tap the mould to even out the chocolate.
After a minute or two, you can place sticks in the chocolate. The sticks should stand by themselves.
Once set (after about 5-10 minutes), remove the chocolate from the moulds.
If you aren't decorating them, they are ready to use :)
I've chosen to decorate mine with mini marshmallows. To decorate, simply melt a little chocolate and use it the glue the decorations on.
To use the hot chocolate sticks; heat 3/4 of a cup of milk and stir the chocolate in until completely melted.
Then enjoy! ^^
I'm going to be making these as Christmas presents, as part of handmade mini hampers (which is why I was looking for unusual hot chocolate on Ebay, I was going to make hot chocolate and mug gift sets).
I shall be posting tutorials for the rest of the items in the mini hamper within the next week or so :)