Friday, November 30, 2012

mini christmas cups of cocoa on a stick

it's brilliant isn't it?

 what is it with sticks on food anyway?
if you put a whole ham on a stick, would it make it cuter?
probably. funny lookin' yes, but cute.

well, hot cocoa on a stick is not a new idea here.
but gosh darn it, it looks so cute when it's all wrapped up and i once again fall prey to the presentation evilness that gets me every time!

i mean, putting a dead rat on a stick with a purrtee sparkly ribbon around its neck will probably make me wanna check it out.

it's awful i know!

anyway, 
look at this:
yes, you are seeing that right.
it'll make anyone do this:
wanna know how to make them?

well, i wasn't about to reinvent the wheel with a new hot cocoa on a stick recipe, so i just used my ole friend mr. google and he brought me to this recipe.

10 minutes to make? 
score!

so one day about a month or so ago, while at tj maxx (a very dangerous store by the way, don't go in there unless you want to give away your money), i came across a weird honeycomb mold. i thought, "well, this is different...maybe i'll have a honeybee party or something and use it." knowing full well i wasn't going to have a honeybee party anytime in the near, like, 20 years. but i got it anyway. (see? it's a very dangerous store)

but alas!
i DID use it and made these.
hexagonal cube things of hot cocoa on a stick.
meh.
i wasn't impressed. 
even with a stick in it.
what in heavens is wrong with me?

anyway, i got to thinking and used this:
to do this:

cut this to get your handle,
(that blob of melted chocolate is the glue to attach it to the cup)

and this is what you get!
so you can now dunk the tiny cup in a big cup of warm milk.
yummy!

huh?
it doesn't look christmasy?
well, i guess we can fix that if you choose to be insane like me.

how about this?
or really go bonkers and do this:
i used the extra white almond bark i had in the decorator bag and went a little nutty.
that last pic in the lower right corner is supposed to be a santa hat and not a capital D, but whatever. things like that happen when i choose to go overboard.
but at least now they look christmasy huh?
no more "meh".
oh i just love these!
now i gotta figure out another gift for my friends cuz i wanna keep them all to myself.
it pays to be bonkers sometimes.

merry merry!

















64 comments:

  1. how cute are these??? love them! (neat mold too!)

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    1. thank you thank you Michelle! thinking the mold was weird at first and now lovin' it-LOL

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  2. Wow this is too cute and fun! Love it. Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That"
    Marcie

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    1. awww thank you SO much Marcie! they are delicious too even without dunking them in milk but don't ask me how i know that since these are supposed to be gifts-heehee

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  3. visiting from Pin Me :) Pinning these now - such a cute idea!

    Shannon
    www.sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com

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    1. YAY! thank you so much Shannon! i just found your comment in my spam folder on blogger that i never realized i had! duh :>P anywho, thanks again!

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  4. How darling! I love them! I'm not sure they would ever actually make it into the hot milk in my home, but they are just delightful nonetheless!

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    1. haha you're funny Michelle! while i was making them i just so happened to take a nibble (or 2 or 3 or 10) and dang they were really good! i think they would be fine if you eat them alone, as they taste like creamy fudge but not too rich...at least not for me! :)

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  5. I AM IN LOVE!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. oh Helen! this kinda comment is what keeps me going! and i see you are my newest GFC too!!! excuse me whilst i go wipe the tear outta my eye :)

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    1. thank you Katie thank you! :)i was just staring at them for a long time. my hubby said i was losing it. HAHA

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  7. I adore these cups. I saw them on Crumbs & Chaos. I would love for you to share them on Thursdays Treasures so our readers can see how adorable they are. http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-62/

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    1. ok done and done, Food Done Light! yay for the invite :)

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  8. This looks very very very yummy!

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    1. shhhhh Susi! don't tell anyone i ate a bunch of them and gotta make more for my friends-heehee they taste like fudge actually-so deeeeelicious! :)

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    1. thanks KC! i was thinking these would be cute for alittle girl christmas tea party-the kind with her dolls and teddy bears! heehee

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  10. These are super creative! Too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at our Countdown to Christmas link party! Happy weekend! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you so very very much Dixie n Dottie! and thank YOU for your party :)

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  11. So CUTE...and great instructions, too!

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    1. thank you Rox! i often question myself if my tutes make sense, and after the 1,257th edit, i hope for the best-LOL

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  12. OMG, these are so super cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Great instructions so I can make my own! ;) I'm hosting a homemade holiday party with prizes and I think this project would be a great one to share. I'd love if you'd stop by.

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/12/homemade-holiday-party.html

    Have a wonderful day

    Marilyn

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    1. OMG i LOVE your comment Marilyn! thanks for making my day :) going off to your party now!

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  13. These are adorable! I found you at the Homemade Holiday party. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Oh Stephanie-thanks so much for letting me know how you found me! so glad to have you here :) and thank you!!

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  14. Well that is just so doggone CUTE!!

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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    1. HA! your comment made me giggle Christina :>D thank you SO much!

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  15. Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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    1. and you are too nice (if there ever is such a thing-but it's good-heehee!) :D

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  16. These are adorable! Such a unique idea.

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    1. sometimes my ideas come to me on a whim. come to think of it, most of them do! happy you like them Jennifer :)

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  17. Wow, how cute are these, Lisa? Such a festive and beautiful idea.

    If you don't mind, I'd love if you would stop by and share these and any other dessert creations on Sugar & Slice Sunday weekly link party.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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    1. i will! i will Lisa! and just cuz i like your name so much! HAHA just kidding thank YOU for the invite :)

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    1. YAHOOO! thank you for the pin Dorothy! oh by the way, your blog like TOTALLY rocks of yumminess! :>D

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  19. LOVE These!!! using the honeycomb shape was a genius idea!

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    1. oh thank you Karyn! i was desperate for a cube or circle mold and didn't even think of using that mold but used it anyway cuz i wanted to make the stick cocoa-then it just grew into it's own life-that's the crazy part!

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  20. Thank you for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Link Party #12

    What a cute idea!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Michelle xx

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  21. These are adorable, great job! You should not have mentioned the Santa Hat - you could just pretend you did one with a monogram. hee hee :)

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    1. HA! you're funny Jenn! that's a good idea actually, so then...the D stands for "Dasher!" and "Dancer!" (sorry Rudolph) LOL

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  22. YEA!!! I'm so glad you shared this project! Thanks for sharing at the homemade holiday party.

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  23. So glad you shared these on Thursdays Treasures. I just love them. I tried to share them on facebook but it wouldn't pull up a good picture.

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    1. :(!!! ??? !!! gosh darn facebook-i have NO idea why since i really don't use my account-it just sits there (i just know i would spend waaay too much time in the day on it so i try to stay away) anyway, thank YOU SO MUCH for even trying!! some other people post my stuff and can get the pics, so i am stumped-i wish i could be of more help to you!

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  24. You always have the cutest stuff here with the funnest commentary! I love to pop in to see what you are up too:-)

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    1. oh Jocelyn! you just gave be the biggest warm fuzzy!!! :)

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  25. This is too cute!! And looks super yummy! :)

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    1. thank you Michelle! they could very easily pass as pieces of fudge and don't have to be dunked at all. (i tried both ways maybe more than once...)

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  26. CONGRATS!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!! Come on over and grab your featured button.. you deserve it!! http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-45/

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    1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Christine!!!!! YIPPEEEE!!!! :>D

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  27. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. I featured your adorable Cups of Cocoa. They make me so happy!

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    1. and YOU make me so happy too Christie for the feature! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

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    1. oh my! thank you SO much Diana!!! :)

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  29. Also super cute! Also being featured tomorrow!

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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    1. a triple feature?!?! a TRIPLE feature?!?!?! A TRIPLE FEATURE?!?!?!?!?! i think i died and gone to heaven Sumo! how can i ever repay you? how does 52 dozen of these cups sound? somehow that doesn't seem like enough...

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  30. Such a clever idea! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. i will ! i will! thank you SO much Kathy :)

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  31. Lisa, what a wonderfully creative and adorable idea! Your idea inspired me to make my annual chocolate-dipped marshmallow treats into a mug shape. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity. I'm blogging about my marshmallow version and linking back to your post as the source of my inspiration.

    Warmest wishes for the happiest of holidays,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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    1. oh my goodness! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH Jenn! that you actually made these puts the biggest smile on my face! :>D!!!

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  32. I'm having a Christmas party tonight, and I would LOVE to make these!! I'm going to have to use my mini cupcake pan instead of the hexagon that you have, but, I think they will be a hit none the less!!! THanks so much for the idea!! So psyched!!!!! BIG HUGS for the Great Idea!!!

    Sincerely - Amy Parisien-Cox - A new fan!!!

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    1. oh i am SOOO happy Amy! your mini cupcake pan will work but you may have trouble removing them-perhaps if you butter them before you pour the cocoa fudge in they will slide out easily...?(the silicone molds help cuz you can actually push the mold out) and may i add these are quite deeelicous! anyway, thank YOU thank you thank you for stopping by and following! :>D

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