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?"


  1. Yes, it really hit the spot after dinner!

  2. While I was looking at your very GORGEOUS card I had to do a little perusing at the rest of your site and ran across the hot chocolate bar! HOW neat! MUST try this next time we have a get together! (in fact, a little hot chocolate now is sounding very nummy!) Love the grapes in white chocolate as well. MUST.FOLLOW.YOU.

    1. Thanks so much Kari, you made my day! I think you'll like having the hot chocolate bar - about zero effort required during the party (except to stir, I had to do that once).


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