Stirring one of these into a little cup of hot milk makes for one yummy and easy hot chocolate. Perfect for these cooler nights.
These are such a cute little gift that are great to whip up last minute. Place a few different flavours in some cellophane or bags with some twine and a little gift card or if you have time wrap them with a gorgeous cup and milk jug.
The key to these is using good quality chocolate. Chocolate and confectionery shops sell great chocolate for cooking. I have used Cadbury and Lindt cooking chocolates from the supermarket and they are still nice but the higher quality is better.
It’s as simple as putting a little melted chocolate into a spoon mould to set. Don’t have one? Easy peasy! Use an ice cube tray or mini silicone moulds to make chocolate shapes that can be stirred into hot milk. You can even put a paddle pop stick or small wooden paddle in them to use as a stirrer as well.
To melt chocolate I put 200g max in to the bowl. Blitz on speed 7 for 5 seconds. Melt at 50 degrees, speed 2 for about 5 minutes. The time does depend on the brand an type of chocolate however. I tend to just watch it.
You can add essences or other flavours to the melted chocolate of you wish.
Some people comment that they don’t have much luck melting chocolate. I don’t always do this but I do find adding 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil to the chocolate before meting helps it melt evenly and smoothly. That little added fat really helps the process.