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December 6, 2016

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes to Make the Cold Weather Warmer

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes
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We just had our first flurry of snow of the season and when it snows at my house, me and my daughter break out the Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes! When you come in from the cold there is nothing better than warming up with a mug full of delicious chocolate cocoa, of course topped with mini marshmallows! It’s become a tradition. Go sledding and end up cuddled up on the sofa with cocoa! We don’t get a lot of snow usually. I have searched for more recipes to try out this season though. I had a a friend tell me about her famous white hot cocoa which I am very excited to try out this week! I want to share with you some really good Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes that I found and enjoy!

Whether you prefer a simple hot chocolate recipe, need a vegan hot cocoa recipe or like to try a new fancy holiday peppermint cocoa recipe. We got a great list for you to try! There is even a Star Wars recipe for you to try out! We have it all! Tell me what you have tried from our list and please send me your favorite recipes too! I am always up for a mug of hot cocoa in the winter!

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Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

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We are under 10 days until Christmas ya’ll! This week my goal is to plan my Christmas menu and prep my shopping list. Every year I let my daughter pick one items she wants me to make for Christmas day and this year we searched through pintererst together and she decided she just had to have some Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes because who doesn’t love cupcakes? Exactly. This recipe is full of great holiday flavors and admit it, they are super adorable looking right!? Continue reading

Holiday Recipe Kids Can Make: Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons

Holiday Recipe Kids Can Make

Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons

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It’s only 10 more days until Christmas! Are you still looking for a fun recipe or gift to make? Well then I have something super cute and easy for you to try! I’m talking about my Holiday Recipe Kids Can make, this  Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons! This fun little craft/recipe is easy enough for your kids to do, and it also make for a yummy treat and a sweet gift idea! My daughter and I made these Hot Chocolate Spoons for her teacher and added a gift card to a bookstore so she could enjoy a hot drink and snuggle up with a good book on her Christmas Break. We thought it was pretty cute and clever, ha! Let’s check out how to make them:

Here is how to make my Holiday Recipe Kids Can Make: Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons

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You Will Need:

  • Melting Chocolate
  • Plastic Spoons
  • parchment paper
  • Toppings (We used crushed peppermint, coconut flakes, and marshmallows)
  • Plastic treat bags
  • ribbon

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First, Melt your chocolate. Lay some parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Dip your spoon into your chocolate and make sure you get a good amount on the spoon. You will be only using the chocolate on the spoon for your hot chocolate so you will want to make sure you have a good amount to melt into your milk!

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Next, It’s time to get decorating! This was my daughters favorite part of the project. You can use whatever you can think of for the toppings. We used crushed candy canes, marshmallows and coconut flakes! You could use candies, fruit, nuts, etc! You will want to make sure you do this while your chocolate is still hot and melted.

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Then, after you have decorated your spoons stick them in the freezer for about an hour and let them completely harden. Once they have grab some clear plastic treat bags and wrap your spoons in the bag.

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Finally, Get a little festive! Grab some Christmas ribbon and tie a cute bow around the spoons, stick them in a cute holiday mug (or unwrap them and enjoy them in a warm glass of milk yourself!) and call it a day!

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That’s it! A few simple steps and some sweet ingredients and you have a great holiday treat everyone is sure to love!

Looking for more great Christmas ideas? Check these out:

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

I figured out an easy way to warm up after the snow. I make crockpot hot chocolate. There are two things I love during the winter they are Starbucks hot chocolate and my slow cooker I decided to combine the two. This is a recipe for “Starbucks like” hot cocoa or Starbucks Hot Chocolate. It is sweet and savory. It is the perfect answer to a long day outside and something my kids have grown to request after a play outside in the cold.

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Ingredients for Crockpot Hot Chocolate

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Serving size for 8 cups

2 cup of water

8 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa (chocolate syrup will do if you are stuck inside and do not have this)

8 Tablespoons of sugar

6 cups if milk

1 tablespoon of vanilla

whip cream as a topping you can never have to much whip cream ( I am snowed in and didn’t have whip cream. Whip cream doesn’t last long in my house.)

Pour into a mason jar

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You will combine all of the ingredients in your crockpot. Then you will turn it on low for an hour and it will be ready for when you come in from the snow. If you are going to be longer put it on warm. This is a great way to have a hot beverage ready when you are done playing outside.

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Fill your jar, mug, glass or cup! This is so amazing!

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OH SO YUMMY!

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I used chocolate syrup in the making of the image. I had to be  dramatic.. because that is what you do for photographs.

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How about a chocolate pudding cookie to go with your crockpot hot chocolate.

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This is also a great recipe for hot chocolate

 

snow ice cream recipe

 

If you are looking for more winter fun how about making snow cream using our snow cream tutorial