Wanna know what my latest winter obsession is? Our HOT CHOCOLATE station! I mean, it’s not great for the waistline, but it is So. Delicious. You don’t need much to make a decadent hot cocoa bar, but I added a few DIYs just for fun.
DIY Hot Chocolate Station
This video covers all the bases, but I’ll explain them a bit further below if you want to scroll on down! (Affiliate links included for your convenience.)
Cocoa Station Ingredients:
- Powdered hot chocolate
- semi sweet baking chocolate
- mini marshmallows
- peppermint hard candies
- whipped cream
- large marshmallows
- lollipop sticks
- paper tags
- red and white twine
- stamps and ink
I started by crushing some peppermint candies. Wrap them in parchment paper and give them a whack with a meat tenderizer.
The spoons and the marshmallows are made the same way. Place the semi-sweet chocolate into a microwave safe dish and microwave for 1:25 using the “melt” setting if available. Stir and melt for another 30 seconds if necessary. For the chocolate dipped spoon, simply swirl the spoon through the melted chocolate, let the excess drip off and place on parchment paper to cool. Marshmallows are the same… just skewer with a lollypop stick to dip! I sprinkled some crushed peppermint onto the melted chocolate for some of them.
The s’mores snack mix came from this recipe I found on Pinterest. Super easy. Mix the golden grahams, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and pretzels and then drizzle melted chocolate over them! De. Licious. To add a little personalization to the cocoa fixings, I used these simple wooden stamps on some round paper labels and tied them onto each ingredient with red and white twine.
I was lucky enough to stumble across those small glass jars at Homegoods for $1.25 each, but most of the other containers are just colorful ones I had on hand. Our grocery store had paper coffee cups, but cute coffee mugs like this would be adorable too!
Here’s what I’ve learned. Mint sprinkled chocolate spoons make hot chocolate a jillion and one percent better. Add whipped cream and that’s pretty much the most delicious thing I’ve had all month! Also? Golden Grahams are always a good idea.
The bigger question is how long I can justify having this hot cocoa area set up… til June?