Winter is coming, and this time of year, no one can resist a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Whether you want to warm up after a day on the slopes or enjoy an indulgence by the fire, hot chocolate always hits the spot. If you’re catering Christmas or hosting a holiday party, bring this festive favorite to the table with an irresistible “build your own” hot chocolate bar. 

There are so many ways to mix and match ingredients to make a customized cocoa. Perfect for kids and adults, you can let your guests whip up their own creations for an after-dinner treat. Make it haute with a presentation of sweet liqueurs, unique toppings, gourmet candies and edible stirrers.

But first things first… source the best hot chocolate mix. I’m in love with Serendipity’s Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. (I'll be there at the end of the month and can't wait to have some!) They offer a variety of fabulous flavors that are blended into a frothy, icy drink. Alternatively, look for traditional hot chocolate brands. No matter what you select, prepare a large batch, pour it into a canister and serve it with your elegant offerings.

Build Your Hot Chocolate Bar with:

Toppings:
Ice cream
Whipped cream
Giant marshmallows
Salted caramels

Crushers:
Candy cane pieces
Chopped Hershey kisses
Chopped chocolate truffles
Chocolate chips

Liqueurs:
Peppermint Schnapps
Kahlua
Rum
Baileys
Amaretto

Edible Stirrers:
Whole candy canes
Rock candy
Peppermint sticks
Chocolate covered spoons

Set these up in pretty bowls, ramekins and creamers, and label each item. Fill out the table with petite desserts, like brownie bites, gingerbread cookies and macaroons. Refresh as needed, and let your friends and family sip throughout the night.

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