Earlier this month, I had some of my girlfriends over for a “hot cocoa happy hour”. I had seen the idea online and thought it looked cute (& easy!) So I went for it.
I thought I would share what I did - just in case anyone else is looking for a sugar bomb :)
HOT COCOA CHARCUTERIE BOARD
HOMEMADE HOT COCOA
CHOCOLATE COVERED MUGS
In a sauce pan, melt 4-5 cups of chocolate chips. Add a splash of milk so it's not quite as thick. Turn mug upside down, dip into the melted chocolate — being careful not to get as much on the handle. Let the extra drip back into pan for 30 seconds… then flip over.
NOTE: I put my mugs in the freezer for about 30 minutes before dunking that way the chocolate would solidify faster and not run down the side too much. I think this helped make it not quite as messy.
ONE MORE THING….
No doubt, a hot cocoa charcuterie board & mug of hot cocoa results in a big time sugar rush. So I also put out a few bowls of salty snacks to help balance the tastebuds. I had out a bowl of popcorn, cheeze-its and potato chips… with another bowl of pieces of fruit and one for veggies (helps with the guilt of eating all the sugar) :)
And don’t forget the holiday plates + napkins!