Friday, November 4, 2011

~~~PINK HOT CHOCOLATE TUTORIAL~~~ Romantic Christmas Treat Cones


Today I'm going to share with you a recipe my daughter, Adrienne, and I came up with for Pink Hot Chocolate and give you a quick tutorial on how to make Hot Chocolate Cones!  They are surprisingly easy to make and a sweet project for a frosty Saturday afternoon!!!

When my babes were little kids we were always making and baking sweet, fun confections in the kitchen of my La Chaumière de Briarwood.  I think it is amazing today they are such awesome cooks...they have far surpassed me with their culinary skills, I can assure you!

These charming Cones have been around for a long time.  Oprah Winfrey included them in her "2008 Favorite Things Show" and ever since then I was hooked.  The Cones are now used as Wedding and Birthday Favors, Christmas Treats and they are especially sweet for Valentine's Day when done up in PINK!  So...keep this in mind when February comes (maybe I'll remind you!)... 
I made a Word Document on how to make the Pink Hot Chocolate and it explains everything I think you'll need to know!  You can find the recipe, instructions and the ingredients you'll need 


You'll want to read and print out the document so the decorative instructions below will make sense!  The key ingredient is red-hot candies that have been ground down into a chunky powder with a food processor!  The sweet cinnamon adds a little 'kick' to your Pink Hot Chocolate and it's absolutely yummy!

To decorate the Cones using doilies I did this...

To get the look of a 'lace tip' on your Cocoa Cone simply cut a 6" doily in quarters and form into smaller cones.

Lightly glue edges around tip.  As you will find in the instruction document the Cones are double bagged so you will want to do this on the inner bag!!!

This is easier to do than it might look like!  After doing a couple you'll get the hang of it!

After you've 'tipped' your Cones with the lace, sleeve this bag into the second outer bag! (The bag showing regular chocolate cocoa was made using gourmet store-bought cocoa!)

Begin to layer your selected treats (marshmallows, chips, candies) onto the top of the first bag already filled with your cocoa.

After you have layered your cocoa with your chosen treats secure the top of the second outer bag with a clear (tiny) rubber-band.  Take another doily (un-cut) and fold (do not cut this one) into quarters.  Snip off the tip a tiny bit and place it over the tuffs of plastic you've secured with the rubber-band.  Smoosh doily together and tie with ribbon.  Decorate with jingle bells and don't forget a hang tag with instructions (see document).


And there you have it!  I'd LOVE to see your final project when you are done sooooo...SHARE when you can!

Hope your day is awsome!

Love to you...


Pat Winter Gatherings said...

Thank you!!!!! What a sweet treat for my friends!

Julie Marie said...

Hello my friend... oooh those are so pretty!... I will try to make them, and download your recipe... the cup at the last with the marshmallows on top looks gorgeous and yummy... I want one right this minute!!! If you never see me post mine, well, that meant they did not turn out and I just drank all the hot chocolate!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Little birthday gift for Miss K going in the mail today...

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

I this tutorial and think I will give it a try at Christmas for some gifts. Great idea, thank you for sharing! Maureen.

Chatty Crone said...

Red hot candy - that is so awesome - I am definitely saving this beautiful recipe! Thanks. sandie

MaryAnn said...

These are sooo pretty. They will make wonderful gifts. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, how pretty, and yummy, Rebecca! Thanks so much for the tutorial and the pink cocoa sure looks good! Have a beautiful weekend, sweet friend.


Becky said...

Hi Rebecca,a big thanks for this my friend.So sweet of you and its darling.Blessings!

Carol said...

Excitedly I down loaded the instructions...this looks like such a neat gift project for my Miss "A" and I to work on having a bit of kitchen fun.

I love the took decorating to a whole new level.
Thanks for sharing

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

Mari said...

Rebecca~Being the pink loving gal that I am, I will have to give this a try :) thanks sooo much for always sharing your fabulous ideas with us :) Just love this....yummo :)


Edie Marie's Attic said...

These are so gorgeous Rebecca! Great idea for some small gifts I'll be needing this Christmas. Thanks!

Hugs, Sherry

Trisha said...

Oh my goodness this sounds so yummy! I am definitely going to have to give it a try and will be thinking of the sweet lady who gave me the recipe as I sip away!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh that is so sweet! Who wouldn't be delighted to receive it?
Thank you for sharing!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Aha, no real cocoa but all from white chocolate. What a genius idea and so lovely presented. Only YOU cuold do this the way it's done... I will make this for my friend Natache who loves white chocolate so she will be over the moon with this.

Love to you,


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh fabulous!!! I love this, I printed off the instructions, how did you do that? I clicked on it and automatically went into my Mac downloads...Wow


Jillayne said...

What a wonderful idea, that is pretty and delicious. I think they're adorable and would make lovely treats - thank you sharing this!

Ginger said...

What a fun and beautiful gift/treat. I will be making some of these for sure. I've been here reading your blog posts just been kind of quiet because my friend is fighting cancer and been trying to help her and spend time with her. Hugs always

Marilyn said...

As soon as I figure out what I did to my printer (!?), I'm going to add this to my list of things to make. It sounds wonderful and your ideas to make it pretty are so nice. Thanks for sharing. Now, could you do something about the printer, too? Thought maybe something magic rubbed off while you had to fix other things related to technological devices. Ha!♥♫

Linda said...

How beautiful! And I am sure it is delicious!

NanaDiana said...

OKAY- Now I've seen it all! Something that is WAY too pretty to drink! xo Diana

KatyDidStitches said...

Red Hot Candies? I would NEVER have guessed that one! This looks yummilicious!


BrushedByAnAngel said...

I needed something sweet for a show I am doing in a few weeks. This will be perfect!! You are so generous in sharing all your little secrets - love the red hot candy idea - and of course, love the pink!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Ohhh, I've gotta try this with my granddaughter! We've had pink hot chocolate before, but I never dreamed I could make it myself! You package everything just so darn pretty, too!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Just sent you an email!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Lululiz said...

It looks and sounds absolutely fabulous, I would love to give this one a go, but alas, no red hot candy here in the UK, sigh. I'll have to try and find a substitute.

Ann said...

So clever for office gifts. I will make these for all those people I want to remember in a special way. It's like sprinkling a little love all round. Thank you so much!

FredaB said...

Thank you rebecca for taking the time to share the recipe and directions for these beautiful cones.

You certainly make them look beautiful.



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