Growing up, there was a local kitchen store at our mall that sold chocolate covered spoons. I loved them so much and would stir them into warm milk or coffee for the best sweet treat. This Two Ingredient Nutella Hot Chocolate on a Stick takes just 5 minutes of work and will take your hot cocoa to the next level!
This recipe will keep you warm all winter long, and makes for great gifts too! If you love hot cocoa, be sure to try out these Hot Cocoa Rolls, Hot Chocolate Pie, and Hot Cocoa Fudge.
Why this recipe works
Hot chocolate with melted chocolate is richer, thicker, creamier, and so much better than powdered hot cocoa mix. These easy hot chocolate pops combine the melted chocolate with Nutella so when you melt it into hot milk, it is absolute cozy perfection!
Ingredients and notes
Chocolate Chips - Chocolate chips provide the structure for this hot chocolate on a stick. I prefer dark chocolate chips, but this would work with semi-sweet chocolate or milk chocolate too.
Nutella - The Nutella is added solely for flavor. It puts a fun spin on these hot chocolate stirrers, but can be omitted if preferred.
Toppings - Before freezing the Nutella hot chocolate sticks, add your favorite toppings such as coconut flakes, crushed peppermint, flakey sea salt, sprinkles, or any toppings that excite you!
Chocolate Chips - Chocolate candy melts or even a chopped chocolate bar can replace the chocolate chips in this easy homemade recipe.
Nutella - Any nut butter such as peanut butter, almond butter, or sun butter, can be used here. Cookie butter could also be great! Note that the choice of spread will change the flavor of this cozy warm drink.
How to make this recipe
Step 1: Melt chocolate chips and Nutella in the microwave or on stove, stirring until smooth.
Step 2: Pour melted chocolate into greased mini muffin cups. If using a mini muffin tin, fill each cup completely. If using paper cups, fill each cup about an inch deep.
Step 3: Insert popsicle stick or lollipop stick into the center of the chocolate, top with the toppings of your choice, then place cups in freezer and freeze for at least 2 hours, until chocolate has fully hardened, then remove from the greased cups.
Step 4: To prepare hot cocoa, stir one or two Nutella hot chocolate sticks into a mug of warm milk until melted and well combined and enjoy!
Milk makes for a richer and creamier drink. I would definitely use milk (even non-dairy milk such as oat milk, almond milk, or soy milk) for this recipe. I would not recommend stirring these Nutella hot chocolate sticks into water.
When heating milk for hot cocoa, you don't want the milk to boil. Milk should be heated on low to medium-low heat until you can see steam rising from the surface of the milk. The milk should be hot but never boiling.
Flakey sea salt, crushed peppermint, and mini marshmallows are my personal favorites. You can also add crushed candies like toffee bits, or Andes mints, or even some sprinkles!
Tips & Tricks
Tip #1: If you don't have a mini muffin pan, you can use an ice cube tray, or even small paper cups. Regardless of what you use, be sure to spray it with nonstick spray.
Tip #2: If giving as a Christmas or holiday gift (or for any occasion!), wrap plastic wrap around the chocolate and seal the plastic wrap with a ribbon tied around the stick.
Tip #3: If using lollipop sticks, remove them from the mug as soon as the chocolate melts into the drink or the paper of the stick will start to peel.
- Nutella Hot Chocolate on a Stick can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a week.
- If storing for longer than a week, store in the freezer.
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Nutella Hot Chocolate on a Stick
- mini muffin pan see notes
- popsicle or lollipop sticks
- small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
- ½ cup Nutella
- Spray 10-15 mini muffin tin cups or small paper 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 2 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 recipe was originally posted on December 15, 2017, but was republished with new photos, additional information about the recipe, step-by-step instructions, FAQs, and tips and tricks in December of 2022.
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