One of our favorite things to do in the winter is curl up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate...especially during the holiday season. This year we ramped it up a notch and created a hot cocoa bar! It is quickly becoming one of our favorite things to do for holiday entertaining!

Setting up your bar doesn’t have to be complicated. We simply used holiday items we had around the house to create a festive feel. As you can see, I placed the bar right on our kitchen counter. Easy access and offers a delightful look to the kitchen. 

To get us started, I pulled the adorable Ballerina Girl cups, plates, + napkins, from ANNA+POOKIE!  

Next, I filled cute jars (in various sizes) that I’ve collected over the years from places like, Target, HomeGoods, + Amazon with different types of instant cocoa, sprinkles, sugars, marshmallows, + candies to give us options to add to our drink. We found these glittery spoons very helpful in scooping the sweets out.

I added chocolate and caramel syrup in squeeze bottles. A little drizzle of each on top adds to the yummiest of the cocoa. Don’t forget Ready Whip! 

Try our super quick + easy Hot Chocolate Recipe!

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 cups Almond, 2% or whole milk 
  • 2 cups half and half 
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or extract of choice)

Will you be creating a hot chocolate bar this year? Tag @annapookie on Instagram or send me a photo to! I want to see all your delicious creations! 



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