Happy Purim: Hot Chocolate on a Stick

What is hot chocolate on a stick, you ask? apparently it’s not exactly what it sounds like, because it sounds like liquid on a stick, which sounds impossible. So I guess I’d have to say it’s a bar of chocolate on a popsicle stick that you melt in hot milk to turn into hot chocolate!
Happy Purim! I sent this recipe to Jessica a couple of months ago, and even though these were meant as Christmas gifts, we saved them to make for Purim, because don’t they make perfect mishloach manot? This recipe uses store-bought mini-marshmallows, but we knew if we were going to make these, we had to make our own!

Operation make marshmallows proved to be harder than we thought. Not because it’s hard, we’ve made them before, but because finding kosher gelatin was hard! Thanks for all of your comments on Twitter and Facebook, we finally found it at Moisha’s.

Now, this is no regular hot cocoa powder—this is thick, delicious and creamy hot chocolate, even when it’s made with skim milk! But try it with whole, it’s even more delicious.


What are you giving out for mishloach manot this year? What’s the most creative mm you’ve given or received? What about your best costume? Richie is going as a glow-in-the-dark skeleton. Happy Purim!

Hot Chocolate on a Stick from 30 Pounds of Apples


  • 9 oz. milk chocolate
  • 7 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1.5 oz. cocoa powder (1/2 cup, loosely packed)
  • 4.5 oz. powdered sugar (1 cup, loosely packed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • pinches of cinnamon and cayenne pepper, optional
  • homemade marshmallows


  1. Sift together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Melt it over a double boiler.
  3. Mix together the melted chocolate with the dry ingredients. The mixture should be very thick.
  4. Spoon the mixture evenly into a silicone ice cube tray. Flatten the tops and put a popsicle stick into each hot chocolate cube. (We got 28 1-oz. hot chocolates on a stick.)
  5. Once they’re all dry, pop them out.
  6. To use, heat up about a cup of milk, let the chocolate stick dissolve for about 5 minutes, top with homemade marshmallows and enjoy!