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There's nothing that says warm and cozy better than a cup of homemade hot chocolate! When temps are low and flames crackle in the fireplace, hot cocoa is the perfect companion. Whether you set up an elaborate hot chocolate bar, or simply put a pot on the stove, there are so many ways to prepare and enjoy a warm cup of chocolate-y brew. This season, we want to share our hot chocolate bar ideas, or hot cocoa bar ideas. We'll give you the steps to make a fun DIY Hot Chocolate Bar!
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The home Hot Cocoa Bar
4 tips for making a Hot Chocolate Bar
Do you have a special recipe for hot chocolate? Try our delicious hot chocolate mix recipe below. It’s easy and it’s sooo good. You could also use a prepared mix from your local super market.
Where will you put your hot chocolate bar? At home you don't need a lot of space. There's no right or wrong way. A small table or spot on your kitchen counter work well. My friends Elaine and Sheri set theirs on a kitchen counter (above) and keep it simple.
Make a list of everything you will need for your hot cocoa bar and gather your supplies. You’ll need cups, napkins and spoons or stirring sticks. Next, decide if you’d like an urn of hot chocolate, a container of hot milk/water plus powdered mix, or simply a container or packets of hot cocoa powder.
Organize and set up your bar: keep in mind decor, presentation, extra supplies and a sign, if you want one. A pretty tray or even a baking pan or cookie sheet can help organize your supplies.
What kind of toppings or mix-ins would you like? Let your creativity flow in dreaming up exciting combinations. Here's a quick list of ideas to get you started.
Look around your house to see what you already have that you can use. Pedestal cake plates make a fun stand for spoons, straws or shakers of cinnamon.
Cute scoops or spoons, bows and pom poms can all add festive flair! How about a hot cocoa bar sign? Etsy offers a variety of signs to download and print. Or be creative and just make your own!
You can do it!
Check out these other favorite hoiday recipes we think you'll love!
- French Hot Chocolate
- Skinny Hot Chocolate
- Chocolate Meringue Torte
- Party Punch
- New Year's Eve Appetizer Round-Up
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