Peppermint White Hot Chocolate on a Stick

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I started my Sunday Baking thinking I was going to make some Peppermint Truffle Cookies, I was so excited to make them.  I got the sugar ready, got the butter ready and then realized the bittersweet chocolate that I had purchased was only 6oz and I needed 8oz.  So sadly I had to change my mind on what I was making last night but I wasn't sad for long.  Luckily for me I had wanted to make three different McCormick recipes so I had the correct amount of ingredients for others, I wanted to make the Peppermint White Hot Chocolate on a Stick Recipe because my son loves hot cocoa and I thought it would fantastic to make some for him.
 So, although I didn't get my truffles, don't worry they're coming soon, I did get to make a really awesome treat.  I got to drink it this morning because it takes four hours cool down in the fridge time, which was fine because it was late when I finished making it last night and I was ready for bed.  So, here is what you need to do to make this fantastic treat, as well as the directions of how.


Serves: 36
Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutritional information
(amount per servings)
Total Calories: 319
Sodium: 159mg
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 35g
Cholesterol: 36mg
Protein: 11g
Fiber: 0g






Ingredients
2 pounds white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract
4 drops McCormick® Red Food Color
18 large marshmallows, halved crosswise
36 lollipop sticks

Directions
  Step 1:  Line 9-inch square baking pan with foil. Spray foil with no stick cooking spray. Place chopped chocolate in large bowl. Set aside.
Step 2:  Bring sweetened condensed milk and cream to simmer in medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring frequently with wire whisk. Pour over chopped chocolate. Let stand 1 minute. Whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in peppermint extract. Remove 3/4 cup chocolate mixture. Tint chocolate mixture pink with red food color.



Step 3:  Pour remaining (plain) chocolate mixture into prepared pan. Drop tinted chocolate mixture by tablespoons over chocolate mixture in pan. Swirl with knife for marble effect.


Step 4:  Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight until firm. Cut into 36 squares. (May be made ahead. Store chocolate mixture, tightly covered, in pan in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Bring to room temperature before cutting into squares.).

Step 5:  To assemble chocolate on a stick, thread a marshmallow half and a chocolate square onto each lollipop stick. Wrap each hot chocolate on a stick in plastic wrap or small cellophane bag. (May be assembled up to 2 days ahead.).
Step 6:  To serve, stir hot chocolate on a stick into 8 ounces hot milk.
YUMMY.  I love this Peppermint White Hot Chocolate on a Stick recipe.  It tasted so good this morning, was a great flavor filled start to the day.  I can't wait until my children come home from school and they get to try some.  I know my son will love them.  I'm going to alter the recipe a little for my husband and use some milk chocolate (he doesn't like white chocolate).  Luckily that means I get to make twice as much of this chocolately goodness on a stick.  I can't get over how amazing this tastes.  And how easy it is to make my very own hot chocolate.  I am so happy that I've found this recipe and that I can make these for my children.  This recipe does 36 squares which is one week worth of hot chocolate for my house.  I can store them up to two weeks which means I can make two batches at a time, or I could make one every week.  I guess it depends on how pressed for time I am, but really 15 minutes is what it takes to make these.  I may have taken a little longer because it was the first batch and because these were mommy's helpers
Yep, that's right, I had the best helpers ever last night.  My daughter was doing dishes & eating the scrapings from the bowls, cups, spoons and whatever else may have had some white chocolate on it and my husband was taking photos so I could post them here.  All photo credit goes out to him.  I wasn't as well prepared as I could have been I guess.  But baking is always fun in our house.  These are easy to make and would make fantastic gifts to anyone you know who likes hot chocolate.


I love to give my children's teachers something special for Christmas, I mean these are the people who are helping my husband & I by nurturing and loving our children during the day, by helping build their love and faith in God at times when my husband & I are not around to do so.  It only stands to reason that we would want to do something nice for them.

I had the idea of what this years gifts were going to be but then when I was given the opportunity to do some McComick Baking fun I thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to "sweeten" the gift and add a personal homemade touch with a gift from the kitchen.  So, I have done it, I have added these delicious Peppermint White Hot Chocolate on a Stick, as you can see, they were a perfect addition.













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