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Cocoa Pops

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The holiday season and family get togethers are just around the corner.

Looking for an easy addition to your family breakfast or brunch?

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Put out a tray of these “cocoa pops” and cups of steaming milk and you will be surprised how quickly they disappear.

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They melt into the warm milk for a decadent hot chocolate.

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In my house, they disappear quickly, even without the milk. 🙂

Cocoa Pops (Recipe from King Arthur Flour)

Ingredients

1/2 cup heavy cream

14 oz sweetened condensed milk

18 oz semisweet chocolate (cut into pieces or use chocolate chips)

4 oz unsweetened chocolate (cut into pieces)

lollipop or popsicle sticks

Method

Whisk together the heavy cream and condensed milk. Keep on low heat on stovetop until steaming.

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Remove from heat and add in the chocolate. Whisk in the chocolate until just combined.

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Put back on the stovetop on low. Whisk vigorously until mixture is thick, smooth and shiny.

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At this point add in your favorite flavoring if you want (not required). Some optional add-ins: vanilla extract, mint extract, ground cinnamom or instant espresso powder. My dad’s recommendation- freshly grated ginger.

Pour into prepared pan.

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Once the mixture cooled a bit, I covered the pan with another sheet of parchment paper and left on the counter to set overnight.

Once the mixture is set, remove from the pan and cut into squares- around 1×1 inches.

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Insert the popsicle or lollipop sticks.

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These are ideal to stir into a cup of hot milk for an amazing hot chocolate.

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