It’s hot cocoa season and if you are anything like us, we have a permanent cup of hot cocoa in our hands at all times! There is just something so special about drinking hot chocolate at Christmastime especially when there is a winter chill in the air! We love to have a permanent hot cocoa bar set us as well.
Plus, hot chocolate immediately takes us right into the hot chocolate scene in The Polar Express, which just so happens to be one of our absolute favorite Christmas movies to watch as a family. I can hear you singing now…”Hot! Hot! Ooh, we got it! Hot! Hot! Hey, we got it! Hot! Hot! Say, we got it! Hot chocolate”!
I always love to set up a hot chocolate bar for the kiddos! Its such a special treat and once set up, you can easily cover your trays to keep everything fresh so you can use the treats and goodies each time that you have hot chocolate.
A hot cocoa bar is also great to have set up if you are hosting and having family or friends over as well. Brew a large part of coffee as well and let everyone have a turn filling their mug until their heart is content and their soul is warm and cozy!
So get out your most festive Christmas holiday mugs and start building your own hot cocoa bar! Truly, anything goes so get creative and add a good bit of variety to your bar as well.
We use the following treats for our hot cocoa bar:
- hot cocoa packs
- miniature marshmallows
- large marshmallows
- chocolate marshmallows with a fudge center
- white chocolate chips
- milk chocolate chips
- peppermint melts
- peppermint bark
- peanut brittle
- gingerbread cookies
- sugar cookies
- pirouline cream filled wafers
- whipped cream
Set your mugs out…it can be on a countertop, on a side table, on a bar cart, etc. Keep your hot cocoa and coffee piping hot. Have your guests serve themselves or fill the mugs for your kiddos and then let everyone fill their mugs with their favorite treats.
I’d also recommend having some small plates and spoons set off to the side…that way, family or guests can fill their plate with a few other goodies and use a spoon should they want to!
It’s a fun little yearly tradition and I hope you are inspired to create your own hot cocoa bar!
Christmas mug to Christmas mug…cheers to you and yours! Hope you find a reason to snuggle up and enjoy endless hot cocoa this holiday season. Stay tuned for more holiday posts coming your way this week.
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