I always thought there were only two ways to make hot chocolate: dry mix added to water or the chocolate syrup added to milk. Welcome to the third way and not only is it delicious, it makes an adorable Christmas gift or addition to cookie/candy trays: hot chocolate on a stick. Basically, it's a soft fudge that when stirred into hot milk, melts into delicious hot chocolate milkness.
I looked at several different recipes for this on Pinterest but I ended up making my own recipe. The first batch was too hard and wouldn't melt, the second batch was too soft and never hardened up enough to stay on the "stick", but just like Goldilocks and Baby Bear's bed, the third batch was "just right" and became a huge hit with my family and with everyone who received it as part of a gift. I will definitely be making another batch or three next year. (And another one in a week or two with white chocolate).