Crockpot Hot Chocolate is a great, hands-off and easy way to have hot chocolate ready for a crowd after a chilly winter’s night of caroling and snowman-making!

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I don’t do caroling. Like at all.

I don’t like to go caroling, and I kind of really hate having carolers show up at my door. Like, maybe more than actually going caroling.

And omg— when they sing more than one song?!

I’m in enough excruciating awkward pain trying to get through just the one (because ohmygosh– do I sing too? Do I clap? Do I smile and nod for an entire song??), and there’s so much relief when they’ve finished that first song, that to start another immediately on the heels of the first is just cruel and unusual. And then you have to do that awkward surprise face. You know, the one that says oh-I-thought-your-were-done-but-it’s-totally-ok-that-you’re-not-because-I-really-do-love-this-even-if-it-looks-like-I-don’t.

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So, uh… please don’t come caroling at my door.

But if you do, don’t worry. I’m a decent faker, and I’ll pretend like I loved it. And unless you read this post after the fact (which would be super unfortunate), you’ll never know the difference.

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Despite my Grinch-like attitude towards caroling, I really do love Christmas music. A few days I ago I re-discovered a Christmas mixed CD I made in college. And it. is. awesome.

I’ve been itching to share it with you, so, bringing myself up to the times, I’ve put together a list of links to the songs on my CD in the iTunes store (sorry for those of you who use a different method of buying/listening to music) so that you can put together the playlist for yourself if you want!

And…. you want. Trust me. These songs will put a cheery smile in your face and a twinkle in your eye 😉

Where Are You Christmas – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Gonna Eat for Christmas – A Rosie Christmas
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Merry Christmas
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Elf (Music From the Motion Picture)
Last Christmas – A Rosie Christmas
Santa On the Rooftop – A Rosie Christmas
Because It’s Christmas (For All the Children) [Excerpt from Händel’s Messiah – “For Unto Us a Child Is Born…”] – Because It’s Christmas
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Because It’s Christmas
Silent Night / I Guess There Ain’t No Santa Claus – Because It’s Christmas
A Time to Be Jolly – Christmas Album
The Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone) – These Are Special Times
Hallelujah – Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony II

So there you have it. All of my very favorite Christmas songs 🙂

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You know what else will put a cheery smile on your face? This Crockpot Hot Chocolate.

Why? Because it’s easy, you can make it and go do something else (like make people feel awkward by caroling to them), and it will feed a crowd (like cold, awkward carolers). I poured some of the batch into the smaller crockpot you see pictured (for the photograph’s sake), but it does actually make quite a large batch, which is super nice for a holiday gathering!

Also note… I didn’t add the marshmallows until I was photographing. So… don’t put those in there and leave them 😉

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Crocpot Hot Chocolate

Yield: Serves 9


  • 1/2 cup dry baking cocoa
  • 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 7 1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Add all ingredients to a crockpot and whisk until smooth.
  2. Cook on low for up to 4 hours or on high for up to 2 hours.
  3. Serve when hot!


Recipe Source: Creating Through Life

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