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How To Make The Most Tricked Out Hot Chocolate Ever

If there’s anything better than curling up with a steaming mug of liquid chocolate on a snowy day, we’ve yet to find it. And this set is packed with all the fixings for a hot chocolate so good, we'd swim in it.

Here’s how we’re going stir crazy:

Hot Chocolate Pops made by Ticket Chocolate In San Francisco, CA
One block of chocolate hides a giant cube of peanut butter inside (with an actual peanut butter cup jutting out from the top, too!). Another is full of crunchy peppermint stick shards. And the third dissolves into the most delicious, caramel milk chocolate you could imagine, with just the right amount of salt.  Plus, you get to gaze into a whirlpool of piping hot milk for two to three minutes as the pops slowly turns into molten chocolate –worth every second of the tantalizing .

Dark Hot Chocolate made by Cocoa Santé in Concord, MA
Turn your kitchen (or your desk!) into a cozy Parisian cafe with a mug of thick, creamy cocoa flecked with melt-in-your-Mouth dark chocolate flakes. This was the first Cocoa Santé flavor we tasted at the New York Fancy Food Show last year, and we were blown away. So rich! So decadent! It really...came in a pouch? We were even more thrilled when we learned that the mix includes milk powder, so making a cup is as easy as whisking in hot water. Yes! 

Mini Vanilla Marshmallows made by Three Tarts in New York, NY
Forget those chalky, firm minis that come by the bag at the grocery store. These taste like dreamy vanilla clouds. Using rich vanilla paste instead of extract gives them an extra oomph of flavor. And they also come in an adorable tin! 

Indie Peppermint Stick made by Raley’s Confectionary in Talahassee, FL
Wes Raley of Raley’s Confectionary made these gorgeous sticks just for us, and we're thrilled to be able to share them with you in the midst of a frigid winter! Satin ivory, swirled with red stripes. Just the right shape for stirring hot cocoa or sucking on while you watch the snow fall softly outside (or on TV).

Here’s how to make the most tricked out hot chocolate, ever:

  1. Sprinkle 1 instant cocoa packet into 1 cup hot water, or milk if you like it super rich. Or get your fix on a stick!
  2. Stir it up with an Indie Peppermint Stick.
  3. Top with fluffy handmade marshmallows.

Pro tip: Make it boozy! Add a splash of Chocolate Whiskey for a true winter warmer.

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