Nutella Hot Chocolate on a Stick

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is baking for my friends and family.  Baked goods make great gifts, especially for those of us who are always on a tight budget! When you’re baking for gifts, easy recipes are a must! Because let’s be honest, who has the time to make a lot of long, complicated recipes?! Luckily Nutella Hot Chocolate on a Stick is super easy to make and wraps up super cute for the perfect holiday gift!

What you’ll need

A small pot, a silicone spatula, lollipop sticks, and either a mini muffin tin or little paper dixie cups. Lollipop sticks are about $5 for something like 100 sticks.  I often find them at Michael’s, or they’re also available on Amazon. I like the 6″ to make sure there is enough length to stir it in your mug without sticking your hand down into the drink!

Ingredients

chocolate chips
nutella

A white mug covered in multi-colored hearts that says Love is Love. Above the mug is a nutella hot chocolate on a stick about to go into the mug. The hand holding the stick is just slightly visible in the top left corner of the frame. Behind the mug is a glass jar of milk. To the right of the mug, cut off along the right side of the frame is a plate of multiple nutella hot chocolates on sticks.

How to prepare your pan

Grease 12 – 15 cups of a mini muffin tin or little paper dixie cups

How to make Nutella Hot Chocolate on a Stick

All you do is melt chocolate chips with Nutella until smooth, and then pour into the greased cups, add any toppings, if desired, stick in lollipop sticks, and freeze. 

Once the cups are frozen, if you’ve used a muffin tin, you’ll need to let them sit out a few minutes before removing them from the tin.  Don’t force it, you don’t want to pull the stick out of the chocolate, but it should loosen up after sitting out for a little bit. If you’re using a paper cup, you should be able to easily peel it right off the chocolate.

When you’re ready to make the hot chocolate, put a stick (or two…or three) in a mug and pour hot milk into the mug.  Stir until the chocolate melts completely into the milk.

A white mug covered in multi-colored hearts that says Love is Love with a stick coming out of the top of the mug (the Nutella hot chocolate on a stick is in the mug, but you can't actually see the chocolate). coming in from the right side of the frame is a hand holding a glass jar of milk and pouring the milk into the mug. Beneath the jar on the right side of the frame is a plate of nutella hot chocolates on sticks, with the plate cut off on the right side of the frame. The most visible hot chocolate stick has mini marshmallows covering the top of the chocolate.

How to store Nutella Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Once the hot chocolates freeze, I remove them from the muffin tin and store them in the freezer on a freezer-safe plate.  If you make them in the paper cups, you can leave them in the cups in the freezer until you’re ready to use. If you’re making them for gifts, you can wrap each cup with some plastic wrap and tie a ribbon around the lollipop stick to seal the plastic wrap, and toss them back into the freezer until you’re ready to deliver them.

Common Questions

Is hot chocolate better with milk or water?

I prefer milk for hot chocolate. It makes it a richer and creamier drink. For this recipe, in particular, I think it should be milk (or your favorite milk product – I often use flax milk).

Can I boil milk for hot chocolate?

When heating milk for hot chocolate, you don’t want the milk to boil.  If you heat it on low heat, it will start to steam when it’s hot. You’ll want to remove it from the heat before it boils.

What types of toppings do you pair with hot chocolate?

When I made these, I added sea salt to some, crushed peppermint to some, and mini marshmallows to some. You can also add crushed candies like toffee bits, or Andes mints, or even some sprinkles!

a mostly melted nutella hot chocolate on a stick hovering over a white mug with a gold lip with hot chocolate in side. Behind the mug is a cut off glass jar of milk.
Almost ready! Keep stirring!

Looking for other hot chocolate recipes? Check these out:

Hot Cocoa Pie
Hot Cocoa Rolls
Hot Cocoa Fudge

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Nutella Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Prep Time5 mins
Freeze Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 10 sticks

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Nutella

Instructions

  • Spray 10-15 small paper dixie cups or mini muffin tin cups with non-stick spray.
  • Heat chocolate chips and Nutella in the microwave or on stove, stirring until smooth.
  • Pour melted chocolate into the greased cups. If using a mini muffin tin, fill each cup completely. If using paper cups, fill each cup about an inch deep.
  • Insert popsicle stick or lollipop stick into the center of the chocolate, then place cups in freezer.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours or until the chocolate has completely hardened.
  • Remove from cups, and wrap with plastic wrap and ribbon for a perfect gift, or stir into hot milk for a cup of hot cocoa all for yourself!

This post was updated in December 2020 with an improved recipe, new photos and additional information about the recipe.

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