Hi guys, I’m Laura Vitale and today I’m going
to show you how to make something super quick, super easy but really fabulous, perfect for
the holiday season, it is what I like to call hot chocolate on a stick. So it’s really great if you want to have these
on hand to share with your friends and family on a casual night in or if you want to give
them away as edible gifts, maybe your kids friends, or your kids can help you make them,
everybody loves them and they make the best delicious rich hot chocolate you cannot even
imagine, and the list of ingredients is literally like so short, but they’re all the right ones
so don’t skip. Let me run you through it. You need lots of chocolate, and I’ll talk
about this in just a minute, you also need some white chocolate, you can use white chips
or I really like these white candy coating wafers, these are really delicious, use the
best quality you can get your hands on whatever you like. And then you need some mini marshmallows,
and what I have here are some ‘jimmies’ although I think that’s a Philly thing, just some Christmas
sprinkles because I think it adds to the festive touch, and you need a little bit of coconut
oil, just to coat your ice cube tray. Now I like to use this. This is a silicone, so it means I can squeeze
it and they can pop out really easily, but any ice cube tray will work just make sure
you use some coconut oil in it to help them pop out. Alright, so for the chocolate I think it’s
so crucial for this recipe that you use two parts milk chocolate to one part bittersweet
chocolate, the two together with that exact amount makes for the perfectly sweet, not
too sweet, not too bitter hot chocolate and it means that we aren’t going to add sugar
to this because we’re also going to use marshmallows and white chocolate so it balances out perfectly. Now I just tore it into little pieces, this
is three bars of chocolate, two milk, one bittersweet, I’m going to pop it into the
microwave in intervals of about 30 seconds, and I’m going to give it a stir every 30 seconds
until it’s fully melted. Taking my coconut oil and just kind of brushing
it on the inside. This one is a silicone so I don’t really have
to use a ton of stuff in here because nothing sticks, so I really like that, but here we
are. Okay, my chocolate is fully melted, look how
beautiful that is, oh I love the way that looks, and I mix it until it’s combined, but
I don’t over mix it because I really love the way that looks. And I’m just strange like that. So, what I find makes my life a lot easier
when it comes to filling something like that without making a mess, is to just use a piping
bag, I’m just using a disposable zipper bag here, and then I’ll just snip one of the corners
and badda bing badda boom bang bang we’re done. So for each little square I like to do about
two tablespoons of the chocolate filling, so I know that this will hold everything so
I’m just going to snip the corner and then you just kind of fill it like that, and I’m
going to fill this about halfway because it’s almost two tablespoons, so you don’t want
to fill it too much because I still have to add the rest of the ingredients and if you
want to make it smaller you can, you just have to use less liquid when you go to make
your hot chocolate, so if you want to use a one tablespoon ice cube tray, then you will
just need to use about half of a cup of liquid, when I use almost two tablespoons then I can
use about three quarters of of a cup of liquid and it makes the perfect amount, this makes
about 9. As I knew it would, because I’ve done this
and if you follow me on Instagram stories then you know. I just tap, and now what you do is, before
you melt your white chocolate you just pop four marshmallows on top just like that. Leave a little area clear because that’s where
you are going to put your popsicle stick. Marshmallows are on, white chocolate is melted,
this took about forty seconds, it’s not very much of it you don’t need very much of it,
you just need about a quarter of a cup or so of melted white chocolate, it adds just
the right amount of sweetness and it also helps the sprinkles adhere, which is important. Think of it as edible glue, delicious edible
glue. And this is something you can get your kids
involved with you can do different shapes of your molds here, and I just put a little
bit on each one. And then you just add a few sprinkles on each
one. And now you’re going to pop this into the
freezer for about an hour or until frozen solid, but in about ten minutes once the chocolate
is hard enough you’re going to go to it and you’re going to pop a popsicle stick right
in the center because if you wait for the entire hour it’s going to be too frozen to
work, so in about ten minutes get in here and put a popsicle stick in it. Alright so these were in the freezer for exactly
an hour and remember after ten minutes I just went ahead and put my popsicle stick right
in the center because if I waited the entire hour then they’d be too hard and it wouldn’t
work, so now that they’re completely set, take them out of the freezer a good ten minutes
or so before you’re going to use them, they stay at room temperature perfectly fine because
once they harden, the job is done they’re not going to melt right away so you can store
them in the fridge or you can store them at room temperature. Look how cute, I packaged a couple of these
up just to show you what they would look like as cute little presents, how cheap and cheerful,
you can give these to the kids teachers, the kids can just exchange them among themselves,
so it’s a really easy and fun little gift that you can give anyone, really. And your kids can do them so they feel really
good. So what I have here is some whole milk, and
a little bit of heavy cream. It’s important that it gets really nice and
hot because once you get it really hot, right up until right below boiling point, you can
just go ahead and stick your beautiful chocolate – you can see it’s turning color – and what
I do is I take the rest of it and you would want to do this in a mug obviously, I don’t
have one that you can see what happens inside that’s why I’m using this clear cup here but
look how rich and gorgeous, and you just take whatever’s leftover on the stick and you kind
of do this until it all starts to melt, and you see that? You have everything there, you’ve got your
marshmallows, you’ve got your sweetness from your white chocolate, you’ve got that perfect
balance between the milk chocolate and the bittersweet chocolate so you’re not going
to get anything too bitter, you’re not getting anything too overly sweet, it’s just right,
and the color as you can see is phenomenal, you’ll do a much better job at melting this
than I am I’m sure, but I’m impatient and I don’t really care. Mmm! It is the best hot chocolate in the entire
universe but it is so easy and simple that you and everyone that you serve this to is
just going to love it. Go to LauraintheKitchen.com, I’ll have everything
written for you if you need it, I hope you’ve enjoyed spending time with me, I’ll see you
next time! Bye!

Hot Chocolate On A Stick | Episode 1212
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100 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate On A Stick | Episode 1212

  • December 1, 2017 at 9:10 pm
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    Hi Laura , can you use Dark chocolate?.

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  • December 1, 2017 at 9:11 pm
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    Laura, you are not strange, just happily abby-normal. Like the rest of us. Have a happy christmas and new year.

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  • December 1, 2017 at 9:12 pm
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    Delicious recipe! We adore everything with chocolate, and this recipe really looks special! 😍💕👌

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  • December 1, 2017 at 9:13 pm
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    We say Jimmies in Rhode Island as well. 🙂 Maybe it's an Italian thing. lol

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  • December 1, 2017 at 9:21 pm
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    Laura, can you just present them with the rest of desserts and mangia as-is?

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  • December 1, 2017 at 9:45 pm
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    Lol I love you Laura "I'm impatient and I don't really care" lol Same

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  • December 1, 2017 at 10:21 pm
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    OOOOHHHH, my diabeetus!

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  • December 1, 2017 at 10:33 pm
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    I'm watching these on QVC right now. This video saved my wallet.

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  • December 1, 2017 at 11:20 pm
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    Omg that looks so delicious!

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  • December 1, 2017 at 11:22 pm
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    I think putting jimmies on the chocolate is very pointless

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  • December 1, 2017 at 11:26 pm
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    Love you Laura…

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  • December 1, 2017 at 11:28 pm
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    If you went to dollar tree you can get a see through mug 🙂

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  • December 1, 2017 at 11:45 pm
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    Oooooh my family is gonna love these!!! 🍫🥛☕= ❤😍
    Thank you Laura!

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  • December 1, 2017 at 11:46 pm
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    Omg!!! This is so awesome and I'm totally gonna make these soon 🙂

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  • December 1, 2017 at 11:54 pm
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    Can made popcorn like I saw on Instagram?

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  • December 2, 2017 at 12:41 am
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    She is brilliant

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  • December 2, 2017 at 3:20 am
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    Hey Laura can you show us how to make a Red Velvet Cake Mix? That'd be awesome!!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 3:53 am
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    How fun great gift to make thanks

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  • December 2, 2017 at 3:56 am
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    Is this your kitchen or a prop kitchen? I have the same counter top.

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  • December 2, 2017 at 4:18 am
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    So creative and it looks tasty

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  • December 2, 2017 at 4:35 am
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    Perfect timing for Nation Hot Cocoa Day, Dec. 13th. These will make cute gifts for friends and coworkers.

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  • December 2, 2017 at 5:12 am
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    Ahhh Laura I just love watching your videos, they make me feel homey and cozy, and ready to get in the kitchen haha. Have been subscribed for years!!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 5:15 am
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    yummy yummy

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  • December 2, 2017 at 5:22 am
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    Laura, I tried to access recipe but doesnt show print out. also typed episode 1212. Lv you &would love more pics of little darling now that its Christmas. I also wonder if your nona has seen baby? this would be lovely to share. I just love watching your time together.God bless &Merry Christmas.

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  • December 2, 2017 at 5:32 am
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    Love this one! I'm going to make some to give away, and some for having people over. Simple can indeed be brilliant.

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  • December 2, 2017 at 5:51 am
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    We say "Jimmies" up here in Maine too!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 5:53 am
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    There are so many ways of doing this the possibilities and varieties make it a great party favor/gift. Crushed mint instead of sprinkles, edible glitters, those round sprinkley chocolate balls they use on cakes, peppermint sticks/candy canes instead of the popsicle wood or even clove sticks if you like it with a kick, and so on. Such a neat idea for sure!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 6:06 am
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    Laura do you remember where you bought your silicone mould? Have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 7:27 am
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    Laura, una domanda. Non è meglio sciogliere il cioccolato a bagnomaria?

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  • December 2, 2017 at 8:47 am
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    And bada bing bada boom bang bang! made me chuckle with that XD Love your channel Laura!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 9:01 am
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    Oh laura u look so beautiful today

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  • December 2, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    These look super cute and yummy!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 10:59 am
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    I love it ! ❤

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  • December 2, 2017 at 11:18 am
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    thank you laura..i love it💋

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  • December 2, 2017 at 11:47 am
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    Hey queen thanks for sharing

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  • December 2, 2017 at 12:02 pm
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    Love this idea. I wish it was cold here so I could try them out.

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  • December 2, 2017 at 1:07 pm
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    Jimmies is a Massachusetts thing too! AND to me a dishcloth is always a mopine!!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 1:41 pm
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    Thank you for saying Jimmies!!!!! It’s what they are.

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  • December 2, 2017 at 3:52 pm
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    so cuteee <3 now i know what to make for christmas present hehehe

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  • December 2, 2017 at 5:43 pm
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    Early Squad

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  • December 2, 2017 at 7:12 pm
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    I’m having a winter wedding and think this would be so fun to make for a hot chocolate bar!

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  • December 2, 2017 at 7:13 pm
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    Thanks Laura. Very cute idea I'm having a girl night; just hanging out. It's cold now so this would be
    a wonderful way to keep those who get cold warm😜

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  • December 2, 2017 at 8:14 pm
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    i love this omg

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  • December 2, 2017 at 8:39 pm
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    Hi Laura, Great treat for holidays or gift! Thanks for sharing. Hope you and your family have happy, healthy holidays.
    God Bless. Lucilia

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  • December 2, 2017 at 10:33 pm
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    Jimmies is not a philly thing it a New England thing

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  • December 2, 2017 at 11:19 pm
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    Your videos are always so comforting. I love the intro and it instantly calms me when I'm feeling stressed out.

    Thank you for being there! ^-^

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  • December 3, 2017 at 1:45 am
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    You should be on Chopped because your a great cook

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  • December 3, 2017 at 4:19 am
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    you can use a candy cane instead of a stick and then the hot chocolate gets a nice minty flavor…also

    is there a difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa?

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  • December 3, 2017 at 6:13 am
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    love it 🙂

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  • December 3, 2017 at 6:29 am
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    That needs a candy cane instead of a popsicle stick. I'm not sure about this one, it looked really pretty but the milk didn't even turn brown.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm
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    Love this!

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  • December 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm
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    Great gift idea!!! And also to prepare ahead and have it ready 😁. You're the best 😙

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  • December 3, 2017 at 8:13 pm
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    I thought we just eat it off the stick after it gets out of the freezer 😂

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  • December 4, 2017 at 3:25 am
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    What a cute idea!!!  Looks delicious!!!

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  • December 4, 2017 at 4:02 am
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    Wonderful idea. What is everyone’s favorite holiday candy? 🍭 🍬 🍫

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  • December 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm
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    Looks great, I'd use peppermint sticks instead of the pop cycle. But I love the idea.

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  • December 4, 2017 at 8:12 pm
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    A very cute gift idea love it ❤️

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  • December 5, 2017 at 7:11 pm
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    I love this!

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  • December 6, 2017 at 12:39 am
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    Skip the milk. Just eat them straight as popsicles.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 5:45 am
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    These look so pretty and delicious and would make an amazing holiday gift!

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  • December 6, 2017 at 10:01 am
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    Yum this looks delicious x

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  • December 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm
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    The recipe says 8oz bittersweet and 4oz milk chocolate. But in the video you say 2-1 ratio with the milk chocolate being the greater. I've used many of your recipes and they've been fabulous. Please let me know what amount is correct. Love all your videos.

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  • December 7, 2017 at 5:26 pm
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    Please show me how to make sweet potato latte hot.. thank you

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  • December 8, 2017 at 2:34 pm
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    We say Jimmies in Jersey too!!

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  • December 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm
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    u have such amazing recipes i love you

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  • December 9, 2017 at 10:41 pm
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    Thought you didn't like courseing

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  • December 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm
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    YOURE EYED ARE AMAZING
    Edit :eyes*

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  • December 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm
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    a candycane instead of a popsicle stick would be cool too

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  • December 13, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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    Hi laura. I know you stress the importance of 2 to 1 milk to bittersweet chocolate but your recipe says the opposite

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  • December 13, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    Jimmies are Pittsburgh thing too!

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  • December 14, 2017 at 12:40 am
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    Perfect leik 👌👌loura

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  • December 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm
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    Hi Laura; question for you re the chocolate; Can you use high quality candy coating for the milk and bittersweet chocolate or Baker's Chocolate for this?

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  • December 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm
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    Oh wow. How awesome. I love this idea

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  • December 14, 2017 at 9:58 pm
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    they also have different shape molds so you can make these for Valentines day too!!!

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  • December 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm
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    the recipe online says 8oz of bitter sweet and 4 oz of milk chocolate…I'm confused

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  • December 18, 2017 at 4:18 am
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    That looks sooo good

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  • December 19, 2017 at 7:13 am
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    Just made them for gifts (daycare staff) they tasted one ! Best chocolate milk I have had in a long time!

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  • December 20, 2017 at 3:51 pm
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    Yum

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm
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    Is the chocolate tempered?

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  • December 25, 2017 at 10:15 pm
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    do you temper the chocolate? seems if you use real chocolate and don’t temper it, you will have a mess at room temperature!?!

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  • December 29, 2017 at 7:29 am
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    Such a creative idea. I made a few this holiday season. Will be doing these again in the future.

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  • December 30, 2017 at 5:02 am
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    Love that you called them jimmies.

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  • January 2, 2018 at 4:03 pm
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    You are my favorite person doing cooking on the web. Such a nice personality, someone I wish I had for a next door neighbor when I was young. You are so enthusiastic, and have such GREAT recipes (so tasty and healthy) Even though I am disabled I still get satisfaction out of watching you doing it.

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  • January 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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    Im onley 9 and i do so much baking your vids are so 👍

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  • January 17, 2018 at 11:15 pm
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    What can I use as a substitute for coconut oil for those with allergies?

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  • January 20, 2018 at 11:17 pm
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    If you want you can use other toppings like crushed candy canes, mini chocolate chips, mini M&Ms, etc.. also if you don't want to play the guessing game of when to add your sticks( because if your freezer is colder/warmer than hers you may have issues) you can put saran wrap/waxpaper/ tinfoil on top of the molds, poke the sticks through and then fold it around the edges to keep them from moving (or if your using something with a more flared bottom like a spoon or paddle kinda thing put them in first and poke through as you put wrap on top) depending on the sturdieness of your mold will effect how this works with what you have so don't be afraid to fasten it down with a rubber band or tape if you can and need to.

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  • January 22, 2018 at 2:38 am
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    Video starts at 0:48

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  • January 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm
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    I want to eat itttt

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  • February 12, 2018 at 2:43 am
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    Is this vitalys mom? 😂😂

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  • February 17, 2018 at 5:59 pm
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    Love u ❤️

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  • March 6, 2018 at 1:20 am
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    Love ❤️ you

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  • June 16, 2018 at 9:13 pm
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    I had this idea since August last year and you posted the video on my birthday and just noticed how cool. I made this for my bday party

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  • June 29, 2018 at 5:02 am
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    Who else came here after watching tada-kun does not fall in love?

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  • November 16, 2018 at 10:45 pm
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    Geeeeeeezzzz….. u look so fat…. I won't wanna try this recipe…. 🤪🤪🤪

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  • December 8, 2018 at 8:43 pm
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    Do you love your hot chocolate with peppermint or marshmallow

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  • December 23, 2018 at 1:16 am
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    What a great idea

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  • December 25, 2018 at 9:23 pm
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    I thought the word jimmies came from South Boston(Southie) lol

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  • December 26, 2018 at 11:02 pm
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    is she latina?

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  • January 18, 2019 at 11:21 am
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    Awesome n Amazing !!!!!

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  • August 16, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    Your so cute and sex i love you laure 😍😍😘😘😘😘

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