DIY Hot Chocolate Pops

A blue coffee mug filled with hot cocoa and whipped cream with chocolate sprinkles surrounded by 'Hot Chocolate Pops'

The first snow of winter just dusted the mountains out my window with beautiful powdered sugar like snow. The winter months bring me so much joy and happiness. The holiday season seems to bring out the best in those all around, and even those who do not celebrate Christmas, exude the Christmas spirit wherever they go. Although I will happily make myself a cup of chocolate milk anytime of the year, something about the winter makes hot chocolate a tad bit more enjoyable, if that is even possible. Isn’t it just the most wonderful time driving out to the country to chop down the perfect Christmas tree, tying it to the roof of the car, and blasting Christmas music while decorating the Christmas tree with hot chocolate in hand?

5 Chocolate popsicles of assortment laying on a white plate.

Making hot chocolate can get a little messy when there are tiny hands all around, which is why I found these hot chocolate pops to be super convenient, easy to make, and perfect for any size crowd.

You will need:

Chocolate bar/chips (I used dark chocolate chips to make it all that more delicious)

Silicone molds (candy molds or mini cupcake tins work as well)

Popsicle sticks (use candy canes or peppermint sticks to add a fun flavor twist)

Melted chocolate poured into a green silicone mold with added popsicle sticks

Optional: Mini chocolate chips, marshmallows or caramel

Step 1: Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave, or over a double boiler. For chocolates, you will use a 2:1 ratio, two parts chocolate to one part cream. For added flavor, you can replace the cream with coffee creamer. There are tons of holiday flavors out that will taste amazing in hot chocolate.

(Left to right) Purple bowl filled with caramel, pink bowl filled with chocolate chips, and blue bowl filled with marshmallows

Step 2: Pour the melted chocolate into your molds of choice. Let the chocolate set up for around 5 minutes (depending on the temperature) before adding the popsicle sticks. Once you’ve inserted the popsicle sticks, let your chocolate pops set up in the refrigerator for a few hours until completely set.

Step 3: Once your chocolate pops have completely hardened, melt about a 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and add to a small container. Dip the chocolate pops into the melted chocolate, and then dip them in your desired topping. I tried a few out with marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, and I also melted caramels to drizzle on top.

A blue coffee mug filled with hot cocoa and whipped cream with chocolate sprinkles surrounded by 'Hot Chocolate Pops'

Step 4: Stir your chocolate pops into hot milk or water and watch as they melt into delicious hot chocolate delights!

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