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!
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.
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.
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!
Looking for other hot chocolate recipes? Check these out:
Did you try this recipe? Review and comment below, and share a photo on Instagram and tag @flourdeliz!
Pin this recipe for later:
Nutella Hot Chocolate on a Stick
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 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.