(Hot Chocolate) Cocoa Blocks

READY IN: 12hrs 30mins
YIELD: 3 dozen




  • 1) Line an 8" x 8" pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • 2) Heat the cream and condensed milk over low heat until steaming.
  • 3) Remove from the heat and add the chocolate; allow it to gently melt.
  • 4) After about 10 minutes, return the chocolate mixture to low heat to completely melt the chocolate.
  • 5) Whisk vigorously until the mixture is thick and shiny.
  • 6) Pour the chocolate mixture into the pan; shake the pan gently to level.
  • 7) Set aside overnight to slowly set up.
  • 8) Run a knife around the edge of the pan and turn out onto a clean cutting surface.
  • 9) Slice into 1 ¼" cubes. Heat a knife in hot water and wipe dry before each cut, for smoothest cuts.
  • 10) Stick a wooden stick into the center of each block.
  • 11) Wrap in waxed paper, parchment, or plastic wrap to store.
  • 12) You can also add a few drops of flavoring oil (like hazelnut, coffee, or vanilla) to the mixture, or roll the blocks in cocoa or crushed candy canes, to kick it up a notch.