Cozy up to a hot-chocolate bar

Create chocolate-bliss-in-a-cup with our recipes and mix-in ideas

By Jennifer Fujita
Hot chocolate bar ideas

Come inside, friends, take off your coats, and leave your boots by the door. We’ve got a hot-chocolate bar setup that will chase away that winter chill. Simply grab a mug, fill with one of our delicious cocoas, add your favorite mix-ins and sprinkle with fanciful toppings. The combinations are endless—so you can make your cup of chocolate cheer as unique as a winter snowflake.

Download the traditional hot-chocolate recipe

Download the white hot-chocolate recipe

Mix-in and Topping Ideas

  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Crushed candy canes
  • Mini M&M'S®
  • Toffee bits
  • Chocolate, vanilla and butterscotch chips
  • All kinds of marshmallows (obviously)
  • Peppermint ice cream
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Ground nutmeg or cinnamon
  • Hot fudge or caramel sauce
  • Various liqueurs or schnapps (for the adults)


Hungry for more? Check out all our recipes


Jennifer Fuijta cooks and overeats in Kansas City, where she's a writer for Hallmark. Her husband and teenage sons say she's nice except when she is in the kitchen, where she's a total bossypants.