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Homemade gifts: Dark hot chocolate stirrers

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I’ve been so busy making edible gifts in preparation for Christmas this year and these hot chocolate stirrers have gone down a treat! I find it really satisfying when something you’ve taken the time to handmake is received well.
I look for simple and inexpensive ideas that are easy to pull off but still have the wow factor. My dark hot chocolate stirrers are quick to make and look really beautiful when packaged up.
dark hot chocolate stirrers

Ingredients dark hot chocolate stirrers

  • 300g 70% dark chocolate
  • tablespoon freeze-dried raspberries
  • 1 star anise, crushed
  • tablespoon chopped pistachios
  • 3 cardamom pods, ground
  • zest of an orange
  • tablespoon mixed peel
  • 2 squares white chocolate
  • spray cooking oil

You will need

  • 4 ice lolly moulds
  • wooden ice lolly sticks
  • lolly bags and ribbon to decorate
hot chocolate stirrers homemade gifts

Method

  • Lightly spray the ice lolly moulds with cooking oil
  • Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water or in short 30-second bursts in the microwave, stirring regularly
  • Once melted, divide the chocolate evenly between 4 bowls
  • Work quickly to add the flavours: divide the orange zest between the first two bowls, in the third bowl add the ground cardamom and in the fourth bowl the star anise.
  • Stir each flavour into the melted chocolate and pour the contents of each bowl into separate ice lolly moulds.
  • In the moulds that have the orange zest flavouring, add the mixed peel to the top of one mould and the white chocolate to the top of the other. In the mould that contains the cardamom top with pistachios and in the final mould containing the star anise, top with freeze-dried raspberries.
  • Add a lolly stick to each mould.
  • Place the moulds in the fridge for an hour until set.
  • Ease the lollies from the moulds and package in lolly bags.
  • Tie with a ribbon or brown string and write a tag that says ‘stir into hot milk’.
hot chocolate made with homemade dark hot chocolate stirrers
I hope you like this homemade gift idea, they are great on their own or as part of a mixed box of baked goodies.
I’d love to hear all about the homemade gifts you make in the comments below!
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Dark hot chocolate stirrers

Hot chocolate stirrers are simple and affordable homemade gifts. Great as a stand-alone gift or as part of a mixed box of baked goodies.
 Course Sweet treats
 Cuisine British
 Keyword Dark Hot Chocolate Stirrers, Homemade Edible Christmas Gifts
 Skill level Easy
 Prep Time 10 minutes
 Melting Time 5 minutes
 Total Time 10 minutes
 Servings 4 people
 Calories 502 kcal
 Author Amy Treasure

Ingredients

  • 300 g 70% dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon freeze-dried raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon star anise crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios
  • 3 tablespoons cardamom pods ground
  • zest of an orange
  • 1 tablespoon mixed peel
  • 2 squares white chocolate
  • spray cooking oil

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray the ice lolly moulds with cooking oil
  2. Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water or in short 30-second bursts in the microwave, stirring regularly
  3. Once melted, divide the chocolate evenly between 4 bowls
  4. Work quickly to add the flavours: divide the orange zest between the first two bowls, in the third bowl add the ground cardamom and in the fourth bowl the star anise.
  5. Stir each flavour into the melted chocolate and pour the contents of each bowl into separate ice lolly moulds.
  6. In the moulds that have the orange zest flavouring, add the mixed peel to the top of one mould and the white chocolate to the top of the other. In the mould that contains the cardamom top with pistachios and in the final mould containing the star anise, top with freeze-dried raspberries.
  7. Add a lolly stick to each mould.
  8. Place the moulds in the fridge for an hour until set.
  9. Ease the lollies from the moulds and package in lolly bags.
  10. Tie with a ribbon or brown string and write a tag that says 'stir into hot milk'.

Recipe Notes

You will need:-
  • 4 ice lolly moulds
  • 4 wooden ice lolly sticks
  • 4 lolly bags plus ribbon to decorate
Nutrition Facts
Dark hot chocolate stirrers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 659mg19%
Total Carbohydrates 43g14%
Dietary Fiber 10g40%
Sugars 21g
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A0.6%
Vitamin C3.3%
Calcium9.6%
Iron61.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Quick and easy homemade gifts using dark chocolate, flavoured and added to ice lolly moulds to make hot chocolate stirrers
more recipes @ www.amytreasure.com

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