Mom’s Famous Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe + DIY Hot Cocoa Snack Board
This recipe for my Mom's Famous Hot Chocolate Mix is one of my favorite childhood treats. She would make a huge batch every winter, and to me, there was nothing better in the whole wide world.
DIY: Hot Cocoa Snack Board
Because you need snacks to go with that perfect cup of hot chocolate!
What snacks go well with hot chocolate?
When it comes to hot cocoa pairings, it's generally best to choose sweets. But it's also important not to choose snacks that are TOO sweet. Peppermint is a great compliment to hot chocolate because it balances the richness of the chocolate with a crisp and refreshing flavor.
- candy canes
- peppermint marshmallows
- peppermint spoons
- candy cane shot glasses
- peppermint whipped cream
Marshmallows and hot chocolate are a great duo for the same reasons. The light airiness of the marshmallows and subtle sweetness offsets the chocolate perfectly.
- marshmallow stirrers
- marshmallow bits (think Lucky Charms)
- Gourmet Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
- Smashmallow has a HUGE variety of specialty marshmallow flavors:
A few other fun treats I included on my Hot Cocoa Snack Board:
- Little Debbie Snack Cakes
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- Shortbread cookies
- Chocolate wafer rolls
Is it better to make hot chocolate with milk or water?
Everyone knows that milk makes the best hot chocolate. But I prefer to use water, because it's simple to just use the water from my Keurig for hot chocolate. And if you're entertaining and making a snack board or hot chocolate bar, it could get complicated to provide warmed milk for everyone.
Problem solved! My mom's hot chocolate mix is largely made up of powdered milk and powdered creamer. Which means your hot chocolate will still taste like it's made from warm, creamy milk.
- 25 oz. Powdered Milk
- 32 oz. Nesquik Chocolate Milk Powder
- 16 oz. Powdered Creamer
- 1 lb. Powdered Sugar
- Mix all the ingredients together in a very large mixing bowl.
- Use about half a cup to one cup of boiling water (remember, a good portion of the mix is powdered milk and creamer-- that's why you use so much!). Mix well and enjoy!
Le Creuset Stoneware Set of 4 Heritage Mugs
Sweet Water Decor Boss Lady Coffee Mug
Set of 6 Novelty Mason Jar Mugs with Handle
Cactus Pinky Up Ceramic Mug
Pinky Up Chloe Cat Mug
Disney Beauty and the Beast Chip Mug with Gold Foil
Friends Central Perk Oversized Ceramic Mug
11OZ Ceramic Luke's Diner Mug
Cute Marshmallow Shaped Mugs
The Hockey Mug With A Net
The Mug With A Glove
The Mug With A Hoop
Nutrition Information:Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g