For the marshmallows, please visit https://www.makeandtakes.com/homemade-marshmallows-a-fun-holiday-treat for our homemade marshmallows recipe.
For planning purposes you should know that the marshmallows have to sit for at least 4 hours before cutting, and the chocolate blocks have to sit for about 12 hours before cutting.
Holiday Packaging: I wrapped each stick in a square of cellophane and tied it with a pretty ribbon. I'm kind of in love with my hot chocolates on sticks. For delivery, I packed the sticks in white lunch bags (I found some at Target) with the tops cut off so that the sticks would poke out the top. I then stapled a simple card printed from my computer with directions for the chocolate. (Click here to download cards you can print and use. Consider it my holiday gift to you!) For a few people I actually drew a snowman on the bag. Then I realized I was going to be drawing snowmen forever and I gave up. You can fit about 6 sticks in one bag comfortably. Because your hot chocolate wants to be comfortable. Trust me. I made three batches of the chocolate blocks and 2 batches of the marshmallows. I was able to make about 100 sticks, with marshmallows leftover. Also, I made sure to cut the marshmallows a bit smaller than the chocolates, I thought they looked a little cuter and more balanced that way.