How to Build the Perfect Hot Cocoa Bar

When cold weather comes around, there’s nothing better than warming up with a delicious mug of hot cocoa. So why not take that cozy feeling and turn it into a winter gathering with your friends and family? A hot cocoa bar is a great way to get together and enjoy some sweet treats with your favorite people. Our guide can help you get started!

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The centerpiece to a great hot cocoa bar is, of course, a delicious hot cocoa mix. Our Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix is made with both ground chocolate and rich cocoa for a creamy, smooth cup every time. Or, if you want to provide a winter warm-up for coffee lovers, our well-loved Holiday Celebrations Coffee will be a welcome addition to your gathering. Round out your beverage selection with our Classic Tea Collection; it features six tasty varieties that any tea lover will enjoy sampling. Brew up enough of each to share with your guests!

Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix Hot Cocoa Bar - Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate

Add extra fun and flavor to your cocoa bar with festive add-ins for everyone’s mug! We like our snowflake marshmallow toppers, and also dropping in a few Mini Meltaway Mints or Snow Mints for extra minty, sweet flavor. You could even set out peppermint sticks or chocolate covered spoons so guests can stir up their favorite beverage.

Hot Cocoa Bar - Snow Mint, Mini Meltaways

To make your cocoa bar even more special, make sure to have plenty of sweet treats and snacks. Cookies, like the ones in our Festive Cookie Trio are perfect for dipping in cocoa or coffee, and confection-coated Snowflake Pretzels add a delicious sweet and salty crunch to your party’s snack spread.

There’s never anything wrong with adding more chocolate into the mix. Our Itty Bitty Confection Flight has three kinds of poppable, sharable, bite-sized treats—Christmas Nonpareils, Brownie Bites, and Peppermint Pretzel Bites. Set them out in small bowls for a festive touch. Or, double up on the classic holiday-season flavor combination of chocolate and peppermint with our decadent Dark Chocolate Peppermint Meltaways and White & Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark.

Hot Cocoa Bar - Snowflake Pretzels, Festive Cookies Itty Bitty Confection Flight Dark Chocolate Peppermint Meltaways White & Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Ready to plan your hot cocoa bar party? Gifts from Hickory Farms have everything you need!

You can find plenty of deliciously cozy beverages in the Fireside Favorites Gift Box. Plus, there are snowflake-shaped marshmallow hot cocoa toppers and Chocolate Covered Grahams for dipping. Or, for a gift that’ll let you assemble a sweet snack table, you’ll love the Sweet Favorites Gift Basket. It has Chocolate Caramel Corn, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, and Snow Mints, all ready for sharing!

Everything you see here also make great gifts for the holiday season! Treat someone special on your gift list to these winter warm-ups for a gift they’ll always remember.

Fireside Favorites Gift Box Sweet Favorites Gift Basket

Plan your perfect party with even more delicious gifts and entertaining essentials at hickoryfarms.com!

 

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