Kaori’s Easy Valentine’s Recipe: Learn to Make Rilakkuma Hot Chocolate Sticks

05.February.2021 | FEATURES / FOOD

With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s Easy Recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

 

Today, I’ll be showing you a simple recipe for Valentine’s Day made with ingredients bought entirely from the 100 yen store Seria. I call it the “Rilakkuma Hot Chocolate Stick.”

 

Ingredients

Square mould from Seria (makes six sticks)
1 bag of milk chocolates

1 bag of white chocolates

1 bag of dark chocolates

Toppings of your choice (I used caramel chocolate chips and walnuts)

 

1

Melt all the chocolates separately over a bain-marie.

 

2

Create layers with each chocolate type. Pick your first choice and pour into the mould and wait for it to set lightly before adding the next chocolate. For this recipe, I went ahead and added the chocolate a little before layers had finished setting to create a marbling effect.

 

✩I also added some strawberry chocolate I had left over from my Rilakkuma chocolates.

 

3

Once all your chocolate is in the mould, stick in some lollipops and add toppings of your choice making sure they don’t overflow. This will ensure they set together with the chocolate.

 

4

Allow to set overnight and your chocolate stick is ready.

 

5

I made Rilakkuma chocolates from scratch and added those to the sticks to finish.

 

Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

 

Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)

I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72

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