It’s the Christmas season and we love nothing more than to celebrate the festivities with a perfect cup of hot cocoa! Nothing says holiday cheer like a readily available cup of delicious cocoa, am I right? l’m always looking for fun ways to celebrate the season with my family, and this year we’ve decided to add a hot cocoa bar to our seasonal fun, but not just any hot cocoa bar, a naughty and nice one!
There are many ways you can serve cocoa at your own bar. I love keeping a thermos of ready-made cocoa on weekends and during Christmas festivities. If that doesn’t work you can keep hot water in a thermos or air-pot along with cocoa mix on the side.
The real treat is with the naughty and nice additions! With just a few yummy treats you can turn your ordinary cocoa extra chocolatey, or add caramel, butterscotch, peppermint, or have a spiked naughty treat. There is something for everyone at this naughty and nice cocoa bar, and let’s not forget the perfect cup of cocoa might need a few treats like cookies for dipping too.
I used a variety of mason jars I had on hand to hold all our cocoa treats and just spoon them into cups as needed. Then at the end of the night I put the lids back on the treats and they’re ready for a new day.
Below I’ll share with you my favorite cocoa mixers to create your own naughty and nice cocoa bar, but really the sky’s the limit when adding delicious treats.
- Hot cocoa – I love the Hershey’s cocoa recipe, Alton Brown has good cocoa recipe too.
- A thermos, air-pot or slow cooker to keep the cocoa nice and hot
- Cups or mugs
- Place cards or labels
- Small jars or containers of your choice
- Spoons for stirring in naughty and nice treats
- Paper shreds and ribbon to decorate with (optional)
- Bailey’s Irish Cream
- Maker’s Mark Whiskey
- Jamesons Whiskey
- Smirnoff Peppermint Vodka
- Smirnoff Caramel Vodka
- Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka
- Candy Canes
- Chocolate Chips
- Butterscotch Chips
- Carmel Bits
- Toffee Bits
- Pirouette Cookies
- Gingerbread Cookies
Creating your own hot cocoa bar is just so fun! Who can resist all the yummy flavors and treats? It’s the perfect way to boost your hot cocoa game for parties, gatherings, or just yourself. Our family has officially voted for a naughty and nice cocoa bar every year.
It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season, and remember you can be all naughty, all nice, or a little bit of both!