Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Gingerbread Men Hot Chocolate Stirrers

The perfect edible Christmas gift for a Chocolate fan. These Gingerbread Men Hot Chocolate Stirrers are absolutely adorably cute and at the same time so quick and easy to make. Use them with hot milk or in coffee for a mocha.




I'm back with more Christmassy Gingerbread men and this won't be the last of them as there's still another idea (or possibly two...) up my sleeve. Yup I'm Gingerbread Man obsessed! There was so much love for the Gingerbread Men Rocky Road recipe that I posted last week. Instagram in particular went crazy for it. Needless to say they didn't hang around in the biscuit tin for long and I'm going to have to whip up at least another batch before Christmas.


Today's 'recipe' would make the ideal stocking filler edible gift for both adults or kids. It can either be stirred into warm milk to make a hot chocolate or in coffee for a mocha. Kids may even like to eat them as lollies! The gingerbread man will be freed from the chocolate as it melts and eaten alongside. Perfect for cosy nights curled up on the sofa getting hygge with a gingerbread man. If you wish to add a slug of Baileys to your Hot Chocolate or Coffee that's fine by me! 


Disposable wooden teaspoons look the nicest for this but if you can't track any down then plastic spoons will of course work or you could use wooden lolly sticks. I *think* I got my spoons at either Tiger or Hema. Not 100% sure - sorry! To give them as gift wrap in cellophane - the bags make it easier - and tie with some festive ribbon or twine. I used milk chocolate but you could use dark, white or flavoured and even layer different types up for a striped effect.


Gingerbread Men Hot Chocolate Stirrers
Makes 8

You will need...
Silicone Ice Cube Tray
8 Disposable Spoons
Cellophane Bags & Festive Twine


Ingredients
Gingerbread Man Sprinkles (I got mine at Sainsbury's)
Mini Marshmallows
200g Milk Chocolate
8 Mini Gingerbread Men (Sainsbury's and the Co-Op have these)



Put a pinch of Gingerbread Man sprinkles and 2 or 3 mini marshmallows into the bottom of 8 sections of a silicone ice cube tray.
Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie or in the microwave.
Fill up each 'ice cube' until its about 3/4 full.
Place a spoon into each section making sure it is pressed down well.
Recline a gingerbread man against each spoon, making sure his legs are well dipped in the chocolate.
Finish with a further pinch of Gingerbread Man sprinkles and 2 or 3 mini marshmallows per stirrer.
Pop them into the fridge to set.
Carefully remove from the silicone molds and package in cellophane.



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11 comments :

  1. These are adorable! My little ones would love them x

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  2. How adorable are they! Love them x

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  3. These are too cute for words. I am going to look for some mini-gingerbread men!

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  4. These are absolutely adorable!! My niece and nephew would love these :)

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  5. This is a fun idea - and those little gingerbread men are the cutest things ever! Digging the mini marshmallows, too!

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  6. OMG! These are the cutest hot chocolate stirrers I've seen! :)

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  7. Wow these are honestly nothing short of adorable! I love these!

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  8. These are fab! I love them. Delicious and cute to look at :-) What a lovely homemade gift idea!

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  9. These are SUCH a great idea, they look soooo good, much better than lumps of chocolate on a stick on their own, sooo cute! Love this idea.

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  10. Yet another GENIUS gingerbread man creation...where do you get all these ideas? Now I think you should do something with gingerbread men and Irn Bru ...and watch the internet EXPLODE!! :-D Thanks for linking this up to #CookBlogShare. Eb x

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