Every year for Christmas at my husband’s house everyone contributes to stockings, since we’re all a little old for Santa to come and visit anymore. The first year we joined was last year when my husband proposed to me. It was perfect and everyone enjoyed hearing the story of how he drove to my sister’s at 5 in the morning to surprise me. It worked; I was very surprised. This year I decided to make some hot chocolate sticks. I just started celebrating with Brian’s family so I don’t have a great feel for what they all like, but doesn’t everyone like chocolate? These are truffles put on candy cane spoons (you can use regular or plastic spoons if you want) to make hot chocolate even chocolatier! The truffle melts and is a delicious addition to such a wonderful wintery treat. I saw this recipe on the view from great island.
For the hot chocolate truffle sticks you need (12 spoons worth):
1/4 cup heavy cream
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
8 oz dark chocolate chips
To start with put the 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 6 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval until it is smooth and all the chocolate is melted.
Then put the ganache in the fridge for an hour to an hour and a half. Then scoop out the ganache with the spoons and shape them to form a heaping spoonful. Be careful scooping with the candy cane spoons, you don’t want them to break!
Put the spoons in the fridge as you do this next part. Take the 8 oz of chocolate and put it in a tall glass that is narrow. Melt the chocolate in the 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval.
Take the spoons out of the fridge and dip them into the chocolate one at a time, if you need more chocolate to cover the truffles do it and use the same method to melt the chocolate. Once the spoons are dipped in the chocolate sprinkle them with sprinkles or decorations and place them on a piece of parchment paper.
Put them in the fridge until the chocolate it set. Then wrap up the spoons so they are ready to gift!
These are perfect as a gift or to keep for yourself. I found these candy cane spoons on amazon, but any spoons work. Just have a cup of hot cocoa and let the truffle melt in it, or have it warm up and eat it off the spoon! Remember to live and let’s create!