Last week I shared my favorite Christmas date nights you can have at home, and the hot chocolate bar idea was a huge hit! So I decided to share how I put mine together, with all the different toppings and ingredients you can use to make your hot chocolate bar better than the rest.
A hot chocolate bar is perfect for a date night at home or to go with a get together with friends. It’s super easy to throw together, and will be a hit, no matter how simple or involved you make it. I just used powered hot cocoa mix, but you can also make some homemade cocoa to make them even more decadent and special! I haven’t made my own hot chocolate before, but there are plenty of recipes online you can try if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. And if you do, let me know how it turned out! I’d love to give your recipe a try.
Think creamy and decadent! And, of course, delicious.
Coffee creamer (like vanilla, caramel, peppermint and white chocolate)
Peanut butter (stir till it’s melted in)
Get toppings that will go well with chocolate (please, please, please avoid gummies or sour candy, for the love of all things chocolate), and bonus points if they can melt into the drink.
Crushed peppermints/candy canes
Mini chocolate chips
Peanut butter chips
Chopped up candy bars
It’s time to mix in some flavor, and make your whipped cream look extra fancy. Go crazy and pretend you’re a Starbucks barista. You’ll feel cool, I promise.
Peppermint stick/Candy cane
Rolled wafer cookies
Pretzel sticks covered in chocolate
And if making a DIY coffee bar isn’t your thing (or you just love Starbucks holiday drinks as much as I do), then you should head on over to my friend’s blog! She’s hosting a giveaway for a $25 gift card to Starbucks, and her post is all about how to save money this holiday season. It’s a great read, and hey… who wouldn’t love to win a free gift card?!
Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
What is your favorite topping for hot chocolate?
Have you ever made a hot chocolate bar before?