Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Hot Chocolate Bar
Anything beyond mini marshmallows floating in hot chocolate is fancy for us. So I thought it would be fun to gather up a collection of toppings and let guests make their own masterpiece.
Scrapbooking paper folded into a cone shape makes quick (and inexpensive) holders for each topping. I turn the crock pot on low and stir the hot chocolate every couple hours to remove any film on top. The recipe on the Hershey's Cocoa box is a good one.
For this bar I took advantage of the holiday flavored marshmallows (peppermint, gingerbread, and french vanilla), and added caramels, chocolate chips, candy canes and chocolate straws.
I think the kids and adults enjoyed it at our Christmas party. The best was when a wide-eyed young cousin asked, "So, how many of each can we take?"