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Hot chocolate stirrers

We all know a few die hard chocolate fans - make them one of these hot choc stirrers as a gift and they'll never want to use powdered cocoa again

  • Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 3 mins
  • makes 6
  • Easy
  • makes 6
  • Easy
  • Calories 286
  • Carbohydrates 22
  • Saturated Fat 11
  • Sugar 18
  • Protein 3
  • Fat 20
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 0

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 286
  • Carbohydrates 22
  • Saturated Fat 11
  • Sugar 18
  • Protein 3
  • Fat 20
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 0

Ingredients

  • sunflower oil, for greasing
  • 300g dark, milk or white chocolate (or a mixture), broken into squares
  • selection of chocolate buttons, hundreds and thousands, mini fudge pieces or chopped peppermint candy canes

Method

  1. You will need:6 cupcake cases, pencil, pastry brush, 6 empty 47g fromage frais pots (washed and dried), 6 wooden lolly sticks, cellophane and string or ribbon for wrapping, 6 gift tagsPush a small hole in the middle of the cupcake cases with a pencil and put aside for later.

  2. Dip the pastry brush in the sunflower oil and paint a very thin layer of oil over the insides of the fromage frais pots.

  3. Put the chocolate in a bowl and heat in the microwave in 30-sec bursts until runny, stirring after each blast. Or melt it in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (get an adult to help you). If you’re using different types of chocolate, you should melt them separately.

  4. Carefully pour the melted chocolate into the pots. Put a lolly stick in the middle of each and sprinkle your chosen decorations around it.

  5. Sit a cake case on top of each pot so that it covers the chocolate and the stick pokes through the hole. Put them in the fridge to set overnight.

  6. The next day, carefully pull the chocolates out of the pots and throw away the paper cases. Wrap each in cellophane tied with string and write a tag to read: ‘Simply stir into hot milk.’

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