Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hot Chocolate on a Stick




When I ran across this recipe in the delightful "Giver's Log", I knew immediately that I would be making this. If ever there were a day to try it, it is definitely today. I woke up to a Winter Wonderland, and I can't suppress the squeak of excitement every time I peer out the window.



It's perfect hot chocolate weather.




You'll need a good quality chocolate with a high fat content. I've found that fondue chocolate (label must say REAL CHOCOLATE) is ideal for this endeavor. I used a bit of espresso powder to bring out the chocolate flavor. If you are making this for children, you may want to leave this out.
  • Chocolate + kids = hyperactivity
  • Chocolate + kids + espresso powder = child screaming like an injured monkey
Or so I would suspect.



I love these charming biodegradable birch wood spoons. They are a little nicer in place of the "stick". You can find them here at Amazon. If you are curious about the mold I'm using, it's the Wilton Brownie Bites silicone pan.




I fancied these up a bit more with a sheet of chocolate transfer from Fancy Flours. How apropos, right? To do this I melted some white chocolate (flavored with LorAnn raspberry oil, mmmm...) and dipped the hardened squares.



Place them melty side down on the chocolate transfer sheet. Allow to dry completely and peel from paper.



And there you have it - raspberry hot chocolate on a stick. All we need now is a cup of hot milk and we're ready to go!


And now, some fun in the snow with my little clown...



If I can catch him!




Note: You'll find the recipe HERE, at Giver's Log as referenced earlier.

46 comments:

AmberLee said...

okay, first of all, these are GORGEOUS. and i can't believe how excited I am to learn about the spoons AND the transfer AND the raspberry oil. thank you thank you!

and the snow looks amazing. it's one thing I miss living here in cali.

Sue Sparks said...

Wow, what a great idea, and you took it to the next level:)

Beautiful snow scene and cute pup!

pooftacular said...

I love the addition of the wooden spoons from the original concept! I got here via gift logs...i love all of these wonderful blogs! My head is spinning with ideas and things that MUST be made at once! :)

John & Jennifer Savage said...

Those are so pretty! I am dying to try this!

Mara... said...

These are absolutely amazing! I have never seen that transfer paper but I'm definitely going to search it out. Thanks for the great idea!!

Karen @ Mignardise said...

Oooh, wish I'd seen these weeks ago. They are gorgeous and so impressive. I'll be bookmarking this page for next year.

Gillian said...

what an adorable picture of your sweet pug <3

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

Yummm~ I've been seeing these more and more! Gotta try them one day;o)

Sunday said...

I just spotted these on your blog - so creative Heather :)

Batty said...

The transfer sheets made these extra-luxe, I love it! The original recipe says no water, alcohol, extract or liquid food coloring or the chocolate will seize. Does this apply to flavor oils as well? Did the chocolate with the raspberry oil give you any trouble? Thanks!

SprinkleBakes said...

Hi Batty!
The flavoring oils I used are made by LorAnn. They are specially formulated for candy and chocolate flavoring. I had no trouble at all! I can't speak for other brands of oils, but if you use LorAnn, I offer this; it is highly concentrated, and should be used judiciously. The oils are usually sold with a medicine dropper. Just a drop or two in 6 oz. of chocolate yields a nice flavor.
But as stated in the original recipe -anything that has water in it - extracts and liquid food colorings specifically, will give you trouble.
Thanks for asking!
-Heather

Nori said...

wow! i love this little treat and i love your blog! i can't wait to peruse the rest of the pages!!! all i can say is... yummmmEEEE!!

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

One. Word. FABULOUS!

misscraftyfingers said...

The things you make are so beautiful it makes me wanna cry .. they touched me with their gorgeousness! lol and they look so YUMMILICIOUS!

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Anonymous said...

Did u cut the transfer sheets prior to setting the spoons with the chocolate on them or did u just set them on the transfer sheet, I'm wondering if they peeled off that clean or u had to trim?
Stacy

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the great Christmas-gift-for-neighbours-and-coworkers idea!

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I would never think to do this, but now that I do I can't wait to try it

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Wow! great recipe indeed. I wanna try cooking this one at home. It's a good present for kids during Christmas season. I'm pretty sure they would love it so much.

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I live in Finlandia, this place is so cold in winter (normal years)... I love to drink some hot chocolate , I buy some premiun cocoa from Côte d'Ivoire!!

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I would never think to do this, but now that I do I can't wait to try it

Mrs. Limestone said...

You took this to a whole new level. Thank you for sharing.

Did you find that there was enough chocolate to make a good cup when these were melted? It looks like Givers Log uses a lot more chocolate.

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I love For the Love of Chocolate so much that I avoid going there. Really. I walk in with the best of intentions, usually for a gift for a friend, and I walk out with a huge bag full of goodies, most of them for me.
Their bulk bins have a wonderful variety, and the truffle counter can't be beat. If you're looking for a type of sweet that you can't find in other stores, FTLOC will probably have it.
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Deus Inferi said...

What a cool idea you know, this would be a hit on birthday parties, i sooo gonnna do it next time, thanks for the idea


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