If I haven’t mentioned this already, one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to sit by my tree with a warm cup of cocoa, watching every made-for-TV Christmas movie physically possible. I just love them so much. Even the cheesiest ones with the worst acting. The more awful they are, the more I love them. ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas are seriously the best 25 days of my life (minus the days I have to miss because finals season is so needy, it just doesn’t realize that I need my space). So, December has meant pumpkin is out and chocolate is in! If you’re somewhat depressed about it, I’m sure this recipe will change your mind.
Here’s what you need:
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
6 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups of chocolate chips (I highly recommend semi-sweet unless you have a MASSIVE sweet tooth then, be my guest.)
Throw all five ingredients into a crock pot, stir, and let it heat on low for two hours (stirring occasionally)
When the chocolate has melted, stir, serve, and enjoy.
Welcome to heaven.
If you’re throwing a holiday party or wanting to make Hot Cocoa Night a family activity or girls night, throw together a simple chocolate bar. Chocolate bars are pretty easy to whip together meanwhile, they look fabulous and add spice to your hot cocoa night.
This chocolate bar is pretty simple and was thrown together pretty quickly. I threw down some whipped cream, crushed candy canes, marshmallows, candy canes, powdered sugar, and cinnamon sticks (which are incredible to stir your hot cocoa, adding a twist to the taste).
When I’m feeling extra fancy, I’ll add Pirouettes, large marshmallows with a pretzel or candy cane sticking through them (another spoon substitute), some warm pressed and buttered Cuban toast (tostada!), salted caramel, gingerbread cookies (or gingerbread marshmallows), chocolate curls, coconut shavings, crushed candy bars (Twix, Snickers, Heath, Reeses, *insert your favorite here*), graham crackers, roasted marshmallows, seriously, whatever tickles your fancy.
Stir things up and enjoy one of my favorite Christmas activities! P.S. Most of my favorite Holiday activities involve food. I’m sure you’re not surprised. Tag us in photos of your chocolate bar and let us know if this hot cocoa isn’t an absolute hit!