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Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

Lately I’ve seen a lot of old-school handmade chocolate stir sticks for sale. You guys, DIY chocolate stir sticks are so easy to make yourself! 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?

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

We wrapped our DIY chocolate stir sticks up really pretty with some washi tape and cellophane bags.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.


Supplies for making DIY chocolate stir sticks (with links and images from affiliates):

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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.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

Pour into ice cube trays – Mommy did this step.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

Let the DIY chocolate stir sticks start to harden a bit, then put in the popsicle sticks.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

And add a mini candy cane and festive sprinkles, naturally!

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

Pop the DIY chocolate stir sticks into the fridge to harden.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

Then wrap the top of the DIY chocolate stir sticks with a bit of red and green washi tape – we cut ours to look like little flags.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

And pop into a cellophane bag.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

Close it up with another piece of washi tape to keep the DIY chocolate stir sticks fresh.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

And repeat until you have enough for all of your teachers. We gave three DIY chocolate stir sticks to each teacher.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

Check out these variations that you can buy or DIY yourself:

These by Ticket Chocolate adds a light green mint – cute!

These are salted caramel flavor – yummy!

Anthropologie even has a cider flavor, so unique.

Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Make this easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors.

Be sure to pin these chocolate and peppermint stir sticks for later:

DIY chocolate peppermint stir sticks. Makes a great DIY gift for teachers and neighbors! #diychristmas #handmadechristmas #christmas

And see more easy DIY Christmas crafts and gift ideas:

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