Lately I’ve seen a lot of old-school handmade chocolate stir sticks for sale. This one is so easy to DIY! It’s an easy and economical throwback DIY gift for teachers, neighbors and family so the kids and I made a batch using candy canes and sprinkles and they turned out so cute.
Just stir into warmed milk to make a hot chocolate, or stir into hot coffee to make a mocha.
The kids and I made them together on a chilly Chicago night. Yes, it’s so cold in our condo that we all wear hats at night. Anyway, I think it’s important that they make their own teacher gifts, you know?
We wrapped them up really pretty with some washi tape and cellophane bags.
Supplies for making a chocolate stir sticks:
- Chocolate melts
- Popsicle sticks
- Ice cube tray
- Mini candy canes
- Washi tape
- Good craft scissors
- Cellophane treat bag
How to make DIY chocolate stir sticks:
Melt your chocolate in a double boiler on the stove. I think microwaves are totally creepy so we don’t use them. Just put them in a pyrex container in a dish of water and gently heat and stir until melted.
Pour into ice cube trays – Mommy did this step.
Let them start to harden a bit, then put in the popsicle sticks.
And add a mini candy cane and festive sprinkles, naturally!
Pop them in the fridge to harden.
Then wrap the top with a bit of red and green washi tape – we cut ours to look like little flags.
And pop into a cellophane bag.
Close it up with another piece of washi tape to keep them fresh.
And repeat until you have enough for all of your teachers. We gave three chocolate stir sticks to each teacher.
Check out these variations that you can buy or DIY yourself:
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