Whether you’re thinking of leveling up your table spread or crafting your gifts for your family and friends, these hot chocolate stirrers will definitely spread holiday cheer. Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to creating this edible gift idea.
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What You’ll Need:
1. Melt Your Cocoa Candy
Put your cocoa candies in a bowl. Be sure that the bowl is safe for microwave use.
Microwave your cocoa candies with a 30-second interval. Stir in between these intervals until the cocoa candies are smooth.
2. Prepare Your Peppermint Sticks
Dip each peppermint stick in the melted cocoa candies, covering three-quarters of the stick. Then, pour your mallow bits into a shallow baking dish. Roll your peppermint sticks onto your mallow bits, gently pressing and covering all sides.
When stirred with hot chocolate, these marshmallows will float, and your stirrer will give your drink a peppermint twist.
If you’re having a hard time looking for peppermint sticks, you can use peppermint candy canes instead. Just remove the curved top and leave the stick-shaped part. You can also use these curves for your other holiday giveaways.
3. Wrap Your Hot Chocolate Stirrers
Wait for the chocolate to harden on the peppermint sticks. Afterward, you can put these sticks into small bags, and tie them with ribbon to serve both as seal and decoration. You can give away these hot chocolate stirrers to your family and friends, and make a gift package together with a packet of hot cocoa, mug, and holiday gift card.
What You’ll Need:
1. Crush Your Peppermint Candies
Mash your peppermint candies to fit into your silicone mold. Put your candies in a bag, and you can use a meat tenderizer to crush them.
2. Place the Crushed Peppermint Candies in a Silicone Mold
Use a spoon designed silicone mold. Put a whole peppermint candy to serve as the top of your spoon. Then, fill the rest with crushed candies.
You can be as creative with the style of your silicone mold as you like. Additionally, you can add a customized touch especially if you’ll give these hot chocolate stirrers as gifts this holiday season.
3. Melt Your Peppermint Candies
In a 300-degree oven, bake your peppermint candies placed in your silicone mold for about 15 minutes.
4. Decorate Your Hot Chocolate Stirrers
For a spoon-designed stirrer, you can be creative by making a small hole in the handle using a toothpick. Then, tie a ribbon or put a gift tag through the hole to give as a present.
Aside from these hot chocolate stirrers, you can use a bunch of other items to add a personal touch to your gifts. Watch this video by Kailee Elise to learn more ideas on DIY Christmas gifts:
What’s a better way to spend the holiday season than drinking a cup of hot cocoa by the fire? Add hot chocolate stirrers to your drink as you watch the snowfall by your window and to help you get through chilly days.
Do you have other ideas on how to make hot chocolate stirrers? Share them with us in the comments section below!
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