Make some dark chocolate mint hot chocolate gingerbread men for your neighbors this Christmas. Only takes 2 ingredients and a fun, free bag printable for a sweet mug of hot chocolate.
This weekend is the final HO RAH before Christmas. It's time for the last minute gift buying, Christmas card send off, and holiday cooking. We are hoping to finish off our baking to give out our Christmas treat plates for our closest friends. This year we are planning to give out mini loaves of Pumpkin Bread, Watermelon Hard candy Christmas treats, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookie Dough Truffles, and our newest addition is these Dark Chocolate Mint Hot Chocolate Gingerbread Men.
They are so cute and make for some yummy hot chocolate! I love the mint flavor spicing up the deep richness of the dark chocolate while sitting beside my fireplace enjoying the Christmas tree lights. It allows me to stop and enjoy the season in the midst of all the hustle and bustle.
They are pretty simple to make too.
Start with some Dark Chocolate Candy Mint Melts and a 14 ounce can of Sweetened Condensed Milk. Heat the condensed milk in a sauce pan over medium heat until it starts to boil. Stir continuously so that it won't burn. Once the milk starts boiling, remove from stove top and pour over the dark chocolate mint wafers in a glass bowl. Stir the condensed milk and mint wafers until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Pour chocolate mixture into a Gingerbread Boy Silicone Mold. Place in freezer for 20 minutes to set up.
Carefully pop gingerbread men out of the mold by pushing on the back. The men will not be hard, so you can bend them back into shape if needed.
If desired, use M&M minis or other candies to add buttons and decorations to each Gingerbread man.
When you are ready to enjoy your hot chocolate, heat up some water or milk. Add the gingerbread men to the cocoa and let them melt. Stir well. I like the taste of 2 of the hot chocolate gingerbread men in my hot milk, but it's up to you on the taste.
If you want to make a few of these for neighbor or friend gifts, I've created a bag topper poem and printable to fit on a 3x4 inch bag so you can give them away. The poem reads:
Add a little heated milk
And a gingerbread man or two,
Then relax and enjoy the season
And know I'm thinking of you.
You can right click on the picture to save to your computer. Then go to your computers picture program to print out onto card stock for a quick and easy gift.
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