This project is week 3 in the Dare to DIY Challenge: give handmade.
A couple of years ago I made similar gift bags as party favors at my Tacky Christmas Sweater Party. I decided to make a batch again this year for party favors, and to hand out as little gifts to the mailman, neighbors, etc.
To begin, I made this recipe for cocoa blocks from the King Arthur Flour website. I followed the recipe as written, except instead of switching on and off from the stove top, I did all the melting using the double-boiler method.
To make the hot chocolate cubes into hot chocolate on a stick gift bags, you just need a few more items.
Cello bags, lollipop sticks, marshmallows and ribbon.
Insert lollipop sticks into each cube.
Put a handful of marshmallows in the bottom of the cello bag. Place 2-3 hot chocolate cubes on top, and tie the bag closed with festive ribbon. I chose this reindeer sweater inspired ribbon to go with my party theme.
To serve, stir one block into a cup of hot milk.
When it’s dissolved, add marshmallows, and enjoy!