Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Happy National Hot Chocolate Day! *plus* Hot Chocolate Spoon Craft



Happy National Hot Chocolate Day, My Lovelies!  Can you believe that today is the last day of January?  Let's celebrate it with one of my favorites:  Hot Chocolate!  And since Valentine's Day is only two weeks away, here's a little craft sure to warm the heart of your Valentine.

Here's what you'll need for this craft:



You'll need (from upper left, clockwise) festive ribbon in Valentine's Day colors; candy or lolly wrappers; Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits, wooden party spoons in Valentine's Day colors; milk chocolate chips; parchment paper (not shown)

NOTE:  I think it's safer to use wooden spoons rather than plastic, especially since the spoons will be submerged in hot milk.  I bought mine at Swoozie's.

Instructions:  

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwavable glass bowl for one minute.  Stir. Keep melting in thirty second increments until all the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.  Please know that the bowl will be freakin' hot!  I found out the hard way.  Dip and scoop the wooden spoons in the melted chocolate until they are completely covered in chocolate and there's lots of chocolate inside the spoon.  Place on parchment paper and sprinkle with marshmallows.  Let the chocolate harden completely;  this takes at least one hour if not two.







Wrap the spoons in the lolly wraps and tie with ribbon.  Place in a Valentine's Day mug and wrap.  I included an instruction card:  "Place spoon in 6-8 ounces hot milk."



I chose a plain mug so the spoons would be the focus of the present.




I wrapped it in a cookie wrap bag I had left over for Christmas.  I think the colors are appropriate for Valentine's Day, too.




Here's a close-up of the wooden heart I added with the instruction tag.


Wasn't that simple?

Now on to the recipe round-up...

Hot chocolate is comfort in a cup!  Click on the link below each photo for the hot chocolate recipe.















When you click over, scroll down for this one....it's really thick!














Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill



10 comments:

  1. Oh I really want to make some of these! Pinned and shared!
    :) gwingal

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  2. These look so yummy and what a great valentines day gift to give. Very cute.

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  3. Croissants yesterday, hot chocolate today!
    Such a cute gift idea! And I love hot chocolate, but mainly drink tea. Have a great day, RJ. xoxo Su

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  4. These are so cute, Ricki Jill. If I made them, I would have a couple of problems. Mine would not turn out as pretty as yours but it wouldn't matter because I would probably eat them all. And that Hot Chocolate looks positively divine!! Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Well, aren't YOU a clever girl?! What a sweet, sweet idea (no pun intended). That is adorable and would make a fun thing to give as a gift. xo Diana

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  6. This is just the cutest DIY project for Valentine's Day. Fun and what a great gift to make for family and friends. I wish I had those spoons so I could do this with Connor when he's here. I won"tbe in B'ham but I'll try to find them here. I would love to try all your hot chocolates! They look delicious and oh so pretty in the mugs.........

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  7. You always share the cutest project items. Another one that my Grand girls would love I'm sure.

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  8. Oh Yum! I'm going to pretend I saw this yesterday (feedburner always seems to be a day late!) and make some hot chocolate today. Our temperature is supposed to drop 20 degrees by the end of the day! This project really is cute and I'm going to pin it to remember for next Christmas, too, or Valentine's Day. Very clever, RJ. Thanks for sharing it!

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  9. What a sweet idea for Valentine's Day! The way you wrapped it is just adorable. I haven't had hot chocolate for decades! Sounds like the perfect afternoon winter treat~
    Jenna

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  10. Great idea! I will have to do this. Thank You!!

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