If you’re anything like me, your heaven would probably look something like entering an Anthropologie and going crazy, a la Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman.
…also if you’re anything like me, the Anthro sales rack probably still seems a lil’ pricey.
While the clothes may be a tad out of reach, the snacks are another story.
Yup, you read that right. I said snacks. This year, Anthropologie got to the heart of the holiday season (and got to the heart of their customers) with some on point snackage: hot chocolates on a stick!
My version of Anthro’s hot chocolate
Now, tell me that isn’t cute. 😉
While I love me a mug of somethin’ warm during the winter, I’m not about to shell out $7 for Anthro’s version, which is why I’ve got a recipe to make your own hot chocolate on a stick at home. Before we dive into the recipe, a brief disclaimer: I can’t take all the credit. My mom was the one to spot these in the store and come up with her own version. When she showed me the finished product, I knew I had to share on the blog.
So thanks, Mom! You da real MVP.
Create a little more holiday cheer with this fun (and simple) recipe for Anthropologie peppermint hot chocolate on a stick—your taste buds will thank youuu!
DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Peppermint Hot Chocolate on a Stick
- Milk chocolate chips, 1 24 oz. bag
- Marshmallows (regular size), 1 bag
- Peppermint dust sprinkles (or peppermint bark crushed into fine pieces will do just fine)
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Lollipop sticks (the longer, the better)
- Plastic tray with individual circular molds (pictured below)
- Small, clear bags (to hold your finished hot chocolate on a stick)
- Decorative ribbon
Prep time: 1 hour
First, melt down your chocolate chips in a double boiler, being careful to stir often to avoid scorching the chocolate. Depending of course on how much chocolate you have and how many sticks you plan on making, this step should take about 20-30 minutes. While the chocolate is melting, take some cooking spray and very lightly spray a paper towel and then again, very lightly, grease the inside of the molds in the tray. This should prevent your chocolate from sticking once you take it out later on. Once your chocolate has completely melted, pour it into the molds in your tray, leaving a little space at the top of the mold. Try to fill each mold with the same amount of chocolate. Next, insert the sticks into the middle of each mold in your tray.
Now you’re ready to pop your tray into the freezer for about 20-30 minutes to allow your chocolate + sticks to set up and harden. (You may need to occasionally check your tray in the freezer to see if the sticks shift a little. If they do, just straighten them out again.)
After the molds are set up, take them out of the freezer and pop them out of the tray. (They should come out easily if you greased the tray before you poured the chocolate.) Set your chocolate sticks aside.
Next, pour some of the peppermint dust into a bowl. Take a marshmallow and lightly wet one side with some water and dip the wet side into the peppermint dust to coat it. (The more peppermint dust, the better!) Take one of your chocolate sticks and push the marshmallow down onto the stick until it sits right above your mold of hardened chocolate.
There may be some stickiness left on your stick from the marshmallow. If so, simply wet a paper towel and wipe away any residual marshmallow goo.
You’re almost done!
To store your hot chocolate on a stick for later or to dress it up as a gift, place your hot chocolate on a stick into a small snack bag. To finish it off, tie the bag closed with a festive holiday ribbon.
I love this recipe because it’s so easy and can even be a fun project to do with friends or kids. Plus, the recipe makes several hot chocolate sticks, so you’re guaranteed to have plenty of hot chocolate at the ready for the rest of the winter months and on into the holiday season.
When you’re ready to make your hot chocolate:
Heat up milk in your favorite mug until it’s piping hot and then stir in your hot chocolate on a stick. It takes about 2-4 minutes of continual stirring for the chocolate to melt completely. It also depends on how big your molds were: the larger the chocolate mold, the longer it will take to melt.
If you’re still in need of a last-minute gift or stocking stuffer, this Anthropologie hot chocolate on a stick treat is perfect. Everyone loves getting a little something sweet during the holidays—I know I do! I love how easy it is to make these hot chocolate sticks look festive with creative packaging and different ribbon. You could make cute gift tags and attach them to each bag to make the gift even better. You may also choose to add a little note to your gift with instructions on how to make the hot chocolate + a happy holiday message. When in doubt, I love to use Pinterest as a guide for fun, holiday decorating ideas.
If you decide to give this yummy Anthropologie hot chocolate on a stick recipe a try, please let me know + tag me in your own photos—I would love to see them!
Anthropologie Hot Chocolate on a Stick
Heat in mug 8-10 oz of milk until hot. Stir stick until melted (2-4) minutes. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!!
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