Evelyn enjoyed eating the cubes as is. No milk required. Honestly, they taste like fudge. You could eat them like this. But I love a mug of cocoa on a cold night, sitting in front of my Christmas tree and watching the lights twinkle.
Since our plan is to give away most of our treats this month, I asked Evelyn whom we should give these to. She wanted to give them to the firemen. That's what we did. We went to the fire department one afternoon after school and delivered them. They were so appreciative that they gave Evelyn and William each a fire hat.
Hot Chocolate on a Stick
adapted from Makes and Takes, originally from King Arthur Flour
.5 cups heavy cream
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 1-oz bars unsweetened chocolate, chopped into small pieces
wooden lolly pop sticks (can be purchased at craft stores)
Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Heat the cream and condensed milk over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add both chocolates. Let sit for 10 minutes, then out back on medium-low heat and whisk until the mixture is smooth and chocolate is completely melted.
Pour chocolate into prepared pan and let sit overnight to set.
Remove from pan and cut into squares. Top with a marshmallow and insert a stick. At this point you can package them up however you like. I put three per cello bag and tied with a ribbon. I wish I'd gotten a photo. But I have a few more and I may just put the individually into these cute glass mugs I found at the dollar store. I have stored extras in an airtight container in the meantime.
To enjoy them, melt each square into 6 ounces of warm milk.