Hot chocolate pops are made with just TWO ingredients for an easy treat you can enjoy on snow days, holidays or other special occasions this winter.
Don’t let the winter blues, get you down! Add a little something special to any cold snowy day with these super easy hot chocolate pops.
In the Midwest where we live, there are often more snow days than sunny days during winter. While I enjoy the slower pace of life this time of year, it can also feel dreary and blah. So I was thrilled when Meaghan from Cook. Craft. Love. shared these delicious Hot Chocolate Pops as her recipe for January.
These Hot Chocolate Pops are the perfect little snow day treat to instantly brighten any winter day. Plus with just two ingredients, they’re so easy to make you can even get the kids involved.
“Originally I was going to bill these as party favors (and they would be cute favors),” Meaghan told me. “But I showed them to a couple of friends and they said they wanted to make these to keep in the fridge for snow days and other special occasions with the kids. Which I thought was a great idea!”
Pair these Hot Chocolate Pops with Meaghan’s Microwave Hot Chocolate from Scratch, a few of her Peppermint Meringues and some of her Peppermint Brownie Bark – and your cold snow day just got a whole lot better, trust me!
How to Make Hot Chocolate Pops
This recipe makes exactly 6 Hot Chocolate Pops but just increase the chocolate for however many pops you want to make.
What you need:
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Kitchen Tools Needed:
- Microwave safe bowl
- Silicone ice cube tray
1. Melt the chocolate.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips by microwaving it in 15 second increments, stirring after each time. Continue to do so until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. This should take about 1 minute.
2. Fill the silicone tray.
Carefully pour the melted chocolate into 6 of the cavities in the silicone ice cube tray. You want the cavities ALMOST all the way full. Meaghan says “I left the barest amount of space at the top so that when I pushed the spoons in they didn’t overflow.”
3. Place the peppermint spoons in the chocolate.
Now gently insert the peppermint spoons into the wells of chocolate in the silicone ice cube tray. Meaghan said “I let them fall to one side but if you want them to stand up straight you could rig up some foil to hold the spoons straight up.”
4. Freeze the Hot Chocolate Pops
Put the hot chocolate pops in your freezer and allow them to freeze overnight until they’re totally solid.
5. Release the Hot Chocolate Pops from the silicone tray.
Once the hot chocolate pops are frozen solid, carefully release them from the silicone molds. “Don’t just try to yank them out or the spoons will break off,” Meaghan warns. “Peel the silicone mold back from all 4 sides of each cube and then it’ll lift out much easier.”
Make your favorite hot chocolate and add these spoons for a chocolatey and pepperminty treat! You can also make a big batch and save them in your refrigerator to enjoy on future snow days too.
Hot Chocolate Pops
- 6 Peppermint spoons
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Silicone ice cube tray
- Melt the dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute or until completely melted and smooth, stirring after every 15 seconds.
- Fill cavities ALMOST all the way full. Leave a small amount of space at the top so that the chocolate doesn’t overflow when you insert the spoons.
- Insert the spoons into the wells.
- Freeze overnight until totally solid and carefully release from the molds. Don’t just try to yank them out or the spoons will break off. Peel the silicone mold back from all 4 sides of each cube and then it’ll lift out much easier.
- Make your favorite hot chocolate and add these spoons for a chocolatey and pepperminty treat!
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