Baileys Hot Chocolate Stirrers
Loads of you have tried my Hot Chocolate Spoons recipe but have all been asking about adding Alcohol to the mix! So I tried a Baileys Hot Chocolate Stirrer recipe whilst having a Baking Day with my friend Chris White (who is also an amazing photographer and took the wonderful photo above)!
The Baileys added to this recipe gives a lovely gentle flavour, but you can always add more to your Hot Chocolate once your stirrer has fully melted in. 😉
You will need (makes 6 stirrers):
- 60g White Chocolate (melted)
- 100g Dark Chocolate
- 5 Tbsp Baileys
- 20g Cocoa Powder
- 20g Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar if you are in the US)
- 6 Mini Baking Cups (£1.75 for a pack of 20 from www.icedjemsshop.com)
- 3 Paper Straws (cut in half) (£2 for a pack f 25 from www.icedjemsshop.com)
Start by pouring a thin layer of the melted White Chocolate into the bottom of each baking cup (about 4mm deep). Pop in the fridge to set while you make your Baileys mixture.
In a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, heat your Baileys and Dark Chocolate until melted, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
Remove the glass bowl from the heat and add your Cocoa Powder and Icing Sugar, stirring until you have a thick almost dough like consistency.
Spoon the mixture into your baking cups on top of the white chocolate layer, then push down firmly and smooth over the top.
Stick half a Paper Straw into each baking cup and push down firmly.
Transfer the mini cups to the fridge so the stirrers can completely set.
To serve, simply unpleat the Baking Cups and stir your Baileys Hot Chocolate Sticks into very hot milk until melted.
I’m sure you could do this with other alcohols too so have fun experimenting! The amount used gave a gentle Baileys taste, so I would add a few tablespoons more if you want a stronger flavour.