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Hot Chocolate Pops!

You’ve heard of cake pops, cookie pops, brownie pops, doughnut pops and even pie pops— but have you ever tried a Hot Chocolate Pop?  Creamy chocolate surrounding a marshmallow surprise center- pop it into a cup of hot milk and YUM- a perfect yummy creamy cup of cocoa.  Wrap them up and they make the PERFECT winter gift!


  • Wilton White Candy Melts and Wilton Dark Candy Cocoa Melts.  You will need about one 12 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 I used Wilton Lollipop Bags -they are so easy- perfect size and come with a bow!
  • Cute tags– use mine if you want or make your own!! 🙂

Hot Chocolate Pop Labels

Hot Chocolate Pop Labels- Mint

Hot Chocolate Pop Labels- Instructions for use.


  • Melt candy melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until smooth.
  • 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.
  • Place cups in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes until chocolate is hard.
  • Press dowels or stir sticks into marshmallows
  • 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.
  • Top with chocolate until marshmallow is completely covered -or—
  • (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.
  • Place cups in fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Clip top of cup with scissors and tear it down the side which will release the pop.
  • 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!

My thoughts:  I love these so much…I love to come up with fun and creative edible gifts each year for giving in bulk (Bible studies, family get-togethers, hair stylist etc…) and these are just FUN!!!  I am wholeheartedly a blonde and my 1st use of these involved a full cup of hot milk plus a pop -resulting in  a huge lake of hot milk on the counter…so learn from me and use a big cup with room in it for the pop- lol!  

Also– I found MINT Wiltons candy melts and that is how I got the mint cocoa flavor.  I just added a little layer of green candy melt before I put lots of white melts and a marshmallow– I like how it turned out!  I wish I’d thought to take pictures as I went for you- I just forgot!  (NOTE: see below!!) Experiment with colors and flavors- these are pretty forgiving projects!

Enjoy– and a very Merry Christmas to you!!!!  -R

Ok– I had to make a second batch because I ran out.  Since I was making them again I took the time to take some pictures for you of the process:

A little bit of chocolate in the bottom of a 3 oz. cup.

White chocolate added over dark and marshmallow pressed into center.

Dark chocolate added over white and marshmallow– don’t forget to tap the bubbles out!

Everything is so pretty set up for pictures….this is what my counter ACTUALLY looked like at the end!

Pops ready to go in the fridge to harden!

Clip the top of the cup and tear down the side to release. (I used paper cups too this second time and they worked great– you just have to peel them off a little more.)

I hope these help– have fun!!  r-


About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of 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!

52 responses »

    I loved your caveat about not using a full mug of milk, and then adding the pop! 🙂

    I am definitely going to make these.

    Do you have any suggestions on adding some mocha or raspberry flavor instead of mint?

  2. You are so creative! These are a lovely gift idea as well as being sooo pretty!!

  3. Adorable! I love this idea! I wish I had more time to make some before Christmas, but I guess there’s no reason I couldn’t make them AFTER…

  4. I drank mine and was in heaven! So yummy to curl up with a christmas movie and my giant mug of steaming hot chocoate pop!

  5. Wow! We will definitely try these! Thanks so much

  6. Wow! Hot Chocolate Pop!! What an awesome idea. So cool.

  7. OMG!!! You are so brilliant! Loved the idea…Happy Holidays!

  8. Can you use chocolate instead of the candy melts?

    • I’m honestly not sure how that would work- you would need a chocolate that melts at a low temperature and you would probably want to temper it (instructions I like here ) It would be a more difficult process, but you could make some very gourmet hot chocolate! Let me know if you try! Good luck!

  9. I’am so making these for Christmas gifts .Love the idea.

    • They are so much fun to give as gifts– and really easy to make and package up way ahead of time too….the only problem is when everyone wants MORE 🙂

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  12. These are great! I can’t wait to give them as gifts to my kids’ teachers!

  13. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I made about 50 of them for friends and co-workers, everybody loved them. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, added some irish cream when I melt them in low low temperature. It turned out great! Thank you thank you thank you!

  14. Jennifer Guidetti

    My daughtr is having a sleep over for her birthday this weekend and I ordered each girl a personalized mug with their names on them! We’re going to make these at night and in the morning st breakfast we’ll give each girl their mug and pop to enjoy! Hope it’s as easy to make as it seems;)

  15. Adding this treat to my annual list of goodies. Thanks!

  16. I didn’t have food coloring, but I did have colored sugar, so I mixed that in with the white chocolate! For Christmas gifts, I might even add some crushed candy canes to the white chocolate! Thanks for a great idea:)

  17. You could use a peppermint stick instead of dowel.

  18. Going to be making these as part of our Christmas hampers this year and for our little girls friends and teachers at school!! So excited to make them (and obviously try beforehand!)

  19. I just made the Mint Chocolate pops for my son’s school, his teacher, principal, secretary, janitor etc. I saved one for myself to try… OMG So DELISH!!!!

  20. Do they need to be refrigerated after made?
    Such a great idea!

  21. So beautiful and fun! Just finished making with the kids for their teachers for Christmas. Thank you! (So nice that you shared labels too!)

  22. I’ve just made these, but added in some bits of Curlywurly at the top to make antlers, edible eyes and an icing red nose to make them into Rudolphs. They look amazing, thank you so much for the idea and inspiration 🙂

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