Hot Chocolate on a Stick Gift Bags
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!
Also linking up with: Sugar Bee Crafts, Today’s Creative Blog, Lil’ Luna, Ginger Snap Crafts, Live.Laugh.Rowe, Design Dining and Diapers, Liz Marie Blog, Lines Across
December 4, 2012 @ 4:26 pm
How stinkin’ cute are these? And I think they’d be such a great party favor. Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY!
December 4, 2012 @ 6:22 pm
I love this idea! So cute and so fun!! Could be used as gifts and favors- it’s perfect!
I pinned this! Visiting from Take-a-Look Tuesday!
December 7, 2012 @ 12:38 am
December 4, 2012 @ 9:47 pm
Oh yum! These look adorable!
December 4, 2012 @ 10:53 pm
Mmm, sounds good. Love the ribbon too. Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!
December 7, 2012 @ 12:40 am
They’re pretty darn good. Even if you just eat one right off the stick… not that I tried that. 🙂
December 5, 2012 @ 12:11 am
What a fun idea! And it sounds yummy!
December 7, 2012 @ 12:38 am
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December 5, 2012 @ 7:25 am
oh will have to make these – they look yummy!
December 7, 2012 @ 12:37 am
They really are. Much better than the old powder packets!
December 9, 2012 @ 8:47 pm
This looks so yummy. I think I might whip up a batch of these as Christmas Gifts for all the kids on my list. What a great idea! Cheers,
December 10, 2012 @ 10:08 pm
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy!
Shauna @Satori Design for Living
December 10, 2012 @ 12:46 pm
This is such a great idea. I think everyone is going to get this with their gift on Christmas 🙂
December 10, 2012 @ 10:09 pm
Happy to hear it! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
December 19, 2012 @ 7:22 am
They are so cleaver and what a sweet little favor to give. I can’t wait to try them myself they will be perfect for the holidays. Thanks
November 22, 2013 @ 5:49 pm
I am planning to make these as baby shower favors. I was wondering if those lollipop sticks dissolve at all in hot milk since they’re sort of a pressed paper? I wasn’t sure if I needed to buy wooden sticks instead. Thank you!
November 23, 2013 @ 12:46 am
It only takes a minute or two for the chocolate to melt, so it’s not in the milk nearly long enough to dissolve the stick. But, wooden sticks would work fine too!