Mint Chocolate Chip Hot Cocoa Bar

A Scout Elf Recipe from the North Pole

Baby it’s cold outside… warm things up with a Hot Cocoa Bar!

Our Mint Chocolate Chip Cocoa is so rich and flavorful, it’ll have your kids cheering “Ho-Ho-Ho for Hot Cocoa”.

Raise your hand if you’re a fan of ooey-gooey, rich and creamy hot cocoa? Add some festive toppings along with a garnish of fresh mint leaves, and you’ve got yourself a TASTY treat. There’s nothing more satisfying than slurping down a giant mug of hot chocolate goodness on a cold winter day.

Supplies you’ll need to make an everyday hot cocoa bar:

There’s no right or wrong way to set up a hot cocoa bar… these are just a few suggestions. Have fun with it.

  • Mugs in various sizes
  • Hot Cocoa (we have an easy recipe below!)
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Marshmallows
  • Whipped Cream
  • Candy Canes
  • Chocolate Chips or Candy
  • Graham Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Sprinkles
  • Fun Straws
  • Spoons & Napkins

Ahem… and for adults who are tired of rearranging their Elf on The Shelf around the house, we’ve included a bottle of Baileys for your sippin’ pleasure.

If you want to get fancy and skip the pre-packaged hot chocolate packs: whip up a batch, from scratch, with just four ingredients. Simply place all elements in a mason jar and shake it up.  

  1. ½ cup Natural, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  2. 2 cups Instant Dry Milk
  3. 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  4. ¼ tsp. Salt 

Mint Chocolate Chip Cocoa

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Water
  • ½ cup Hot Cocoa Mix (recipe above)
  • 10 That’s Tasty Mint Leaves
  • Chocolate Chips or Candy, for garnish

21+ Adult Option: 1 shot of Baileys Irish Cream (each)

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a simmer in a sauce pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add mint leaves and remove from heat. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove mint leaves and reheat to a simmer.
  4. Pour hot cocoa blend in two mugs (put ¼ cup in each mug). Pour water over the cocoa blend and stir with a spoon until well combined (add Baileys here, if applicable).
  5. Garnish with fresh mint and suggested toppings from the hot cocoa bar.


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