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Vanilla Peppermint Hot Cocoa Sticks

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Vanilla Peppermint Hot Cocoa Sticks are a great Christmas gift idea!!!  My two girls love giving their friends gifts for Christmas, so I’m always trying to brainstorm ideas they can make and for not a lot of money.  These hot cocoa sticks are so cute and are perfect to warm up a cold winter day!Try making this easy peppermint hot cocoa stick for a tasty way to warm up. Find out what you need for this great treat here.

Vanilla Peppermint Hot Cocoa Sticks

So if you’ve got some people that you want to make a sweet treat for, check out how to make these Christmas treats.

Hot Chocolate on a Stick Ingredients

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Pouring White Chocolate

How to Make Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Here are the instructions on how to make this great holiday gift. Melt your milk chocolate or dark chocolate if you prefer. I put the chocolate in a heat safe bowl or glass liquid measuring cup and start with 30 seconds in the microwave. If you prefer you could use a double boiler.

Stir the chocolate and keep microwaving for additional 15-30 seconds increments until the chocolate is completely melted.

Then pour the chocolate into the shot glass silicone molds and place it into the freezer until it sets up.

Hot Chocolate Sticks

Remove the mold from the freezer and place it upside down so the chocolate can loosen. While the mold is loosening, melt the vanilla melts, white chocolate can be used too. Melt as you did with the milk chocolate until it’s completely melted.

How to Make Hot Cocoa Sticks

I added some crushed peppermint to the vanilla melted and stirred it together.   Then I popped out the milk chocolate shot glasses and poured the vanilla peppermint mixture into the center opening.

White and Milk Chocolate Sticks

Finish up with a sprinkle of the crushed peppermint candy and place a Popsicle stick in the center. You can let them firm up in the fridge or place them back into the freezer if you’re in a hurry. Another cute option would be using mini candy canes instead of a popsicle stick as the handle.

Hot Cocoa Stick in a Mug

How do you eat hot chocolate sticks?

To serve you just place it in a mug and then pour or hot water or milk. Your stick takes the place of the spoon, so just stir and enjoy some delicious Vanilla Peppermint Hot Cocoa. I add 6-8 ounces of hot milk or water and soon you will have melted chocolate.

If you are gifting these, place them into small cellophane bags, add a cute ribbon or twine, with some simple instructions so your gift recipient will know how to enjoy!

Flavor Variations

  • chocolate chips – adding some mini chocolate chips to the center would make for an extra chocolaty hot chocolate
  • mini marshmallows – you could add some in the center before the white chocolate is added
  • caramel sauce mixed with the white chocolate would be a great flavor combo, maybe sprinkle the top with some sea salt
  • vanilla extract – you could add some to your vanilla melts to add more vanilla flavor to your hot cocoa

I hope you get a chance to make these vanilla peppermint hot cocoa sticks soon!

Here are some other great Peppermint Treat Recipes!

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Easy Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie

Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Frozen Hot Chocolate

Vanilla Peppermint Hot Cocoa Sticks


  1. I got this mold a few years back off a clearance rack. I have never known what to do with it.🙄 So THANK YOU!
    People, read the post…all of it and most of your questions will be answered.

  2. When you por the melted vanilla/whie chocolate into the choc molds, does’t the heat melt the dark chocolate?

  3. Do they have to be be in the Refer all the time or can you keep them at room temperature for gifts
    So you have a printed version ??

  4. I can’t find the print version for the recipe hot chocolate peppermint drinks. I don’t want all of the adds on the page, just the recipe and instructions.

  5. How do you get the opening in the milk chocolate if you pour it in a shot glass? Do you have 2 sizes of glasses? Or do you carve it out? Video doesn’t show. Thanks

  6. I love the shot glass mold gift idea. How much water/milk should be added once they are made? I would like to note that on a card to the recipients.


  7. 10 minutes….is this the correct amount of time? I would go deaf with my blender going this long. Love to know the answer.

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