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Friday, December 16, 2011

If there’s one thing I love in the winter, it’s hot chocolate! 

I could seriously drink it every.single.day and never get tired of it—it just makes me smile! 

Yesterday the girls and I were searching the internet looking for ideas for easy homemade Christmas gifts for their teachers and we came across a gazillion posts for hot chocolate stirrers and we decided that homemade hot chocolate stirrers were the perfect teacher’s gift!  So we made some and you know I can’t make anything without sharing it with all of you so…enjoy!

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What You Need

1 package of Large Marshmallows

1 package of  Hershey’s milk chocolate chips

crushed candy canes and/or other festive candy (for decoration)

tooth picks or coffee stirrers

cellophane

ribbon

a mug (suitable for hot cocoa)

1 or 2 packet's of hot chocolate

Step-by-Step (ooh baby—a really bad NKOTB reference…sorry)

1.  Melt an entire package of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips in the microwave.  Microwave times vary, but I melted mine in 15 second increments until the chocolate was melted and smooth.

2.  Place marshmallows on toothpicks or coffee stirrers.

3.  Dip marshmallows into chocolate and then immediately roll in crushed candy canes or other candies.

4.  Place on wax paper and allow to harden. (I refrigerated mine for about 10-15 minutes)

Once the marshmallows are cool and the chocolate has hardened, wrap marshmallows in cellophane and tie with festive ribbons.  Place 1 or 2 packs of hot cocoa mix into a mug, add hot chocolate stirrers and viola you have an easy homemade Christmas gift  that is gorgeous and so YUMMY!

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