Hot Chocolate Pops

A recipe for winter fun

Make these hot chocolate pops with your kids.Looking for a fun winter treat to make with your kids?  Try these Hot Chocolate Pops from Ruthanne over at Stir these chocolate Wilton’s Candy Melts and marshmallow pops into a mug of warm milk and make the best hot cocoa ever!  These make great gift s or party favors for winter parties or whip up a batch to enjoy after a day of outdoor winter play!

You’ll Need:

  • Wilton Candy melts – about one 14 oz. bag per 8 pops
  • Marshmallows (one for every pop you intend to make!)
  • Stir sticks (I found these cute dowels at Michaels)
  • Small plastic cups (I used 3 oz. clear plastic cups by Solo)
  • Clear plastic bags or wrap and ribbon
  • Cute tags– get a PDF for mine at

Making the pops:

  1. Melt candy melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between
  2. until smooth.
  3. Spoon melted candy into a zip-top bag and seal. Clip a corner off and squeeze about a teaspoon of chocolate into the bottom of each cup.  Tap cup against counter to spread chocolate and remove bubbles.
  4. Place  the cups in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes until chocolate is hard.
  5. Press dowels or stir sticks into marshmallows
  6.  Squeeze about 2 teaspoons of chocolate (I used a contrasting color) into cup and while it is still melted, press marshmallow into cup (this will squeeze the chocolate up along the sides of the cup.) Tap to remove bubbles.
  7.  Top with chocolate until marshmallow is completely covered -or—
  8. If you are using contrasting chocolates, Refrigerate about 10 minutes until second layer is hard and then add contrasting chocolate over the top, completely covering marshmallow.
  9. Place cups in fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour.
  10. To release the pop, clip the top of cup with scissors and tear it down the side.

Serve or gift wrap!  Enjoy!!!

To eat pop: Use a BIG mug (20 oz.) and heat up about 10oz. of milk in it.  Place pop in hot milk and stir until smooth and creamy!

About The Author

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

9 Responses to Hot Chocolate Pops

  1. Emily says:

    I made them! They were very good!

  2. lynlj says:

    What a clever idea! This recipe combo could be so diversified for various holidays. There are so many colors of candy melts the possibilities are extensive.

  3. bethick says:

    Just made these and they came out awesome…yum!

  4. momof2 says:

    gonna try tonight

  5. StarMom says:

    I LOVE these pops

  6. Amber says:

    Great idea! Good tasting and easy to make!

  7. Lilly says:

    You can also use them in the summer as an alternative to ice cream… hot chocolatey taste, ice creamy coolness!

  8. Polly says:

    If you melt the chocolate in the Ziploc to begin with, you save a clean-up step;)!