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February 12, 2024 —

Valentine’s homemade gift: Chocolate stirrers

It's all about the personal touch on Valentine's Day, so a sweet homemade gift is a surefire way to your loved ones heart! Try these simple chocolate stirrers for a cosy night in with a hot cuppa...
Homemade Valentine's gift idea - chocolate stirrers
Homemade Valentine's gift idea - chocolate stirrers
Emma Harrel
Food photographer & stylist,
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Nothing says ‘I Love You’ more than a gift made with your own fair hands, and if it involves chocolate, all the better! These delicious chocolate stirrers are perfect for hot chocolate lovers, or for those who simply enjoy dipping something sweet in their tea or coffee… They are super easy to make and you could even personalise them with your own topping ideas.

Homemade Valentine's gift idea - chocolate stirrers

Makes 12 stirrers


  • 200g dark chocolate – chopped
  • Vegetable oil to grease the tray


  • Malteasers – chopped
  • Mini marshmallows


  • Ice cube tray
  • Skewers or lollypop sticks (trimmed wooden skewers are fine)

Homemade Valentine's gift idea - chocolate stirrersMethod:

1/ Grease the ice cube tray with the oil to prevent the chocolate from sticking.
2/ Melt the chocolate, then pour into the ice cube tray. Add your toppings, then place the skewers in the centre of each cube.
3/ Allow the chocolate to set in the fridge overnight.
4/ Once set, remove the chocolate stirrers from the tray and stir into 200ml of hot milk to create an indulgent hot chocolate. (or simply use them as a sweet treat to dip in any hot drink!) Homemade Valentine's gift idea - chocolate stirrers

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