One of my favourite drinks in the winter is a warming hot chocolate and I thought I would have a go at making a slightly more sophisticated version by adding some of my favourite ingredients to it.
I made them using various sprinkles and mini marshmallows so these ones are child friendly. A friend of mine also makes them when she goes camping and adds a splash of Baileys or whiskey to the melted chocolate.....yummy!
Below you'll find everything you need to make these dippers, very easy and so much fun too. If you get the kids involved, they can easily add the sprinkles towards the end of the process.
200g dark, milk or white chocolate
Chopped hazels nuts, almonds or walnuts
Chocolate sprinkles (found in most supermarkets)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Mini paper cases (I bought mine on Ebay here) I used about 12 to make these dippers.
Wooden Teaspoons (I bought mine on Amazon here)
Clear heat proof bowl & saucepan
HOW TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE DIPPERS
Fill your saucepan with about 1 -1/2 " of water and then put the clear bowl on the saucepan making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water.
Start heating the water so it starts to simmer.
While your waiting for the water to heat up, chop your chocolate into pieces and then put in the bowl to melt slowly. Try not to let the chocolate melt too quickly as it can burn easily.
Once your chocolate has melted and smooth, take the bowl off the heat and pour into a jug.
Line up the paper cases on the counter and pour your chocolate into each one.
I left them to cool for about 5 minutes before I put in the wooden spoons. I found the spoons stood up better when I did this and were less likely to start falling forward.
Now the fun bit....adding the sprinkles and mini marshmallows! Choose which toppings you would like and scatter over each chocolate filled paper case.
Leave them to cool for a few hours on the counter. I wouldn't advise putting them in the fridge as this can cause the chocolate to bloom (go white).
When your ready to serve, measure out a mug of milk and warm up in the microwave or in a saucepan. Peel off the paper case and dip in the mug of warmed milk until it has melted off the spoon.
Now whisk until frothy and lovely!