What started out as a coping mechanism for me to survive my husband at war has turned into fun memories and great friends that will last a life time.
When my husband went to Iraq a few years ago, I started having little Sunday treat parties. Shaved ice, ice cream cones, cookies, nothing big, just the neighbors over to eat and shoot the breeze. After 6 months of those Sunday treats, it turned into a full fledged BBQ. I’m talking the works. Well, during the cold months everyone hibernates because we can’t run in the yard and have a water fight. So I wanted to do something fun for everyone and keep warm at the same time. I came up with The “Hot Coco Bar.”
Melt Chocolate chips on low, stir, dip mugs in chocolate and then dip in sprinkles.
Recommended for You
Crush candy canes (box for .88 Cents) , pirolene’s for stir sticks (can for $2.00) , Hersey kisses for extra melted chocolate in the hot cocoa (bag for $2), chocolate covered candy cains, and marshmallows(bag for $1.00). Not pictured (because they were still drying) — dip large marshmallows in chocolate, add sprinkles or crushed candy canes. Put a small coffee straw in them (large pack at Wal-mart for $1.39, cut the straw in 1/2 ) stick in each dipped marshmallow for another fun stir stick.
Crock pot Hot Chocolate- 8-10 people – 14 cups of water, 16 tablespoons of milk chocolate hot chocolate (I used Nestle $4.50) add 1/2 C marshmallows, 1/2 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips, stir occasionally, stick on low heat or on mine I put it on 10 hours. Serves up hot and yummy. A fun alternative for neighbor gifts.