It’s shaping up to be a cold one this weekend! Whether you plan on making snow angels, hitting the slopes, or staying in by the fire, we can all agree that nothing warms the heart like a mug of hot chocolate. To sweeten up your next cup of cocoa, whip up a batch of hot chocolate hearts… on a stick! Simply add to hot milk, stir, and sip.

And may we recommend a playlist that includes the following?

I Melt With You by Broken English

You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate

Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk by Rufus Wainwright

Baby, Its Cold Outside by Rosemary Clooney

Now, onto these hot chocolate hearts!

 – chocolate chips

– sprinkles

 casino-themed ice cube tray

– red lollipop sticks or coffee stirrers

– parchment paper

– microwave or double-boiler

Before you do anything, you’ve gotta prep your parchment paper. This is how we’ll make the sticks stay standing while they’re in the melted chocolate. Place a piece of parchment over your ice cube tray and poke holes through the paper in the center of each shape.

Microwave your chocolate chips on half power (usually this is power level 5) for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir and keep microwaving for 20 second increments until your chocolate is melted.

Pour or spoon the chocolate into your ice cube tray.

You can add sprinkles if you like… though experience tells us they’ll probably drown in the chocolate sea ;)

Place the parchment paper over your ice cube tray and place the sticks. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before popping out.

Now that your chocolate has hardened, simply peel of the parchment and pop out your hot chocolate sticks!

They may need a little love in the form of breaking or cutting off extra chocolate pieces here and there.

And you’re done!

How will you cozy up this weekend? Ever tried making your own hot chocolate on a stick? Say hello in the comments below.