Hot chocolate stirrers.

Today’s festive activity come to you courtesy of our lovely colleague Caroline - and her scrumptious daughter.

Our lovely colleague Caroline's scrumptious daughter

It’s a goody. Easy and gloriously satisfying to make (who doesn’t love the sight and smell of melted chocolate?), they’re a treat of an activity for children (with help/supervision) from age 3 - 100 years. You’ll need chocolate, moulds and small wooden spoons.

Caroline used little shot glasses and free-styled the quantities, making dark and white chocolate stirrers.

Basic steps:

- Grease the inside of a small glass, fromage frais pot, or ice cube tray with a little oil.

- Break up and melt the chocolate in a bowl sat over a simmering pan of water, or in a microwave*.

- Pour the chocolate equally between the moulds.

- Place the spoons standing up in the chocolate.

- Decorate the top with sprinkles, marshmallows etc. (optional).

- Chill in the fridge until set.

- Gently pull the stirrers out - popping the bottom of the mould in warm water for a short time if they’re stuck.

- Wrap in parchment paper and tie with string/ribbon and a tag - plenty of creative room for flourishes!

That’s it folks. A cute little homemade gift for any age to enjoy - in one of our enamel mugs, obvs.

Hot Chocolate Stirrers - a cute little homemade gift for any age to enjoy

*take the chocolate off the heat when almost melted and stir to finish the process, as it will lose its shine and go muddy/thick if overheated.