If you’re looking for a fun way to make the holiday even more festive, then why not set up a holiday hot chocolate bar! It’s easy to do, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and your guests really will enjoy it. What’s better than sharing hot chocolate with friends and family on a cold night?
I set up our holiday hot chocolate bar on this small baker’s rack, which works well for serving any kind of cocoa and snacks. I’ve used the upper shelves for Christmas decor, but those shelves are perfect for adding more goodies to go with the hot chocolate bar.
In setting up a holiday hot chocolate bar, there really are no rules. You can use whatever you have on hand and make it as fancy or simple as you want. For instance, if you have a holiday teapot, use it for hot water or milk. Or, if you bake Christmas cookies, what better way to serve them than with your hot chocolate bar.
Of course, you can also set up your hot chocolate bar with coffee or Italian expresso, to make mocha chinos. I also like to add mini flavored liquors into the mix for the adults, like Bailey’s or Rum Chatta. It’s really based on what you and your guests prefer.
What to Include in Your Hot Chocolate Bar
- Hot Cocoa Mixes
- Hot Chocolate in a crock pot
- Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Whipped Cream
- Peppermint or Candy Cane Spoons
- Chocolate Sprinkles
- Toffee Bits
- Flavored Liquors
- Cups, Spoons and Napkins
- Coffee or Expresso
More Yummy Ideas for your Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar – Hot Chocolate Bombs, Mexican Hot Chocolate, or Oreo Candy Canes.
How to Decorate your Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar
Festive decorations are a must-have for your holiday chocolate bar setup. The good news is that you probably have extra on hand. So start decorating! Items you can use include:
- Colorful Ornaments
- Fairy Lights
- Christmas Platters and Trays
- Holiday Teapots
- Christmas Mugs and Cups
- Mini Christmas Trees
- Mason Jars to Hold Items
- Christmas Plaque or Chalkboard Sign
Shop for Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar Decorations Kits
Setting up and organizing your holiday hot chocolate bar in style has never been easier with these decoration kits. These kits include signs, banners, tent cards, cup tags, and labels you can customize to fit your toppings and menu items.
Recipe Ideas for a Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar
If you’re looking for some recipes for hot chocolate bar treats, here are a few yummy recipes that you might like to try.
Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops from Kim Liv Life
Chocolate Caramel Marshmallows Pops from Brought to You by Mom
Crockpot Hot Chocolate Recipe from Old Salt Farm
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate from Cincyshopper
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