Okay okay. I know these aren’t anything close to resembling at cookie. They are, however, very cute. And as I decided last week, I’m all about the cute this year. You’re probably drinking cocoa while baking and eating cookies, so you obviously need something to make your hot cocoa all Christmas-y. Enter these hot chocolate stir sticks.
This isn’t even really a recipe. It’s more of a craft than anything – an edible craft. Which is obviously more awesome than a non-edible craft. I think hot chocolate stir sticks would make adorable gifts. Put a few of these in a little goodie bag, grab a packet of hot chocolate mix, and put it all together in a mug. A perfect, small gift for all the random people you like to thank during the holidays – your mailman, the lady who does your nails, your neighbors, your favorite librarian (wink wink), etc.
Before we get on with the non-recipe/method for the stir sticks, I thought we should have a little recap. This is your eighth cookie recipe (that’s not actually a cookie…), and I hope that you’ve found something great to make this year. In case you missed anything, here’s what I’ve baked up so far:
And now on to today’s non-cookie!
Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks
Peppermint or candy cane sticks (I found mine at World Market, but Cracker Barrel has them too)
Vanilla almond bark or white chocolate chips
Place almond bark or chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl and heat on medium power for 1 minute. Stir and continue heating in 15 second intervals on medium power, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Dip one end of the peppermint stick in the melted chocolate then push it about halfway into the top of the marshmallow. Dip the bottom of the marshmallow into the melted chocolate and immediately roll in sprinkles. You may need to sprinkle them on yourself to get everything coated.
Hold it for a minute or two to allow the chocolate to set and then put it on a piece of wax paper to harden completely. Repeat to make as many hot chocolate stir sticks as you want!
-Adapted from Bridgey Widgey