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!
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?
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)
i DID use it and made these.
hexagonal cube things of hot cocoa on a stick.
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.
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.