Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Hot Hit!

When I heard the words "Hot Chocolate Bar", this Christmas season, I knew it was something that sounded so wonderful and sounded like something I wanted to try.

We were having the choir from our church and their families over after Sunday night service for a donut fellowship.  I thought this would be a great time to try out a Hot Chocolate Bar as well.  I figured everyone needed a sugar rush ever once in a while! 

So, because I had never actually seen a hot chocolate bar, I had to look it up online.  It was rather late on Saturday before I started looking, and I was a little intimidated at first at the beautiful Hot Chocolate Bars I saw.  I kept looking and got some ideas that I knew was "do-able", for me, anyway!   So this is what I came up with for the Hot Chocolate Bar for the choir, and then the second set of pictures shows how I changed it up a bit the next day and made it "grand kid friendly"!  (mainly replacing glass with plastic~!)

To make the peppermint stirrers, my daughter, Sarah, and I stuck marsh mellows on the end of the peppermint cane and then dipped them in melted white chocolate.

The hot chocolate mix is from a recipe I also found on line, but ended up having to add a store bought mix to it to make it "rich" enough.  So you might as well go ahead and buy a huge thing of mix and save yourself some trouble.  Nesquik is just as good, especially with whole milk. 

Speaking of milk, you may be wondering how I served the milk for the hot cocoa.  I used 2  of those large thermal pumps.  I borrowed them from our church kitchen.  I'm not sure what they are called.  You can see a picture of them at the very end of this post.  They worked great!  I just kept interchanging an empty one for a full one as I heated the milk on the stove top.  For the grand kids, I just used hot water.  They loved it just the same!

Now for the Grand Kid Hot Chocolate Bar!  Just a simple switch from glass containers to plastic ones, and adding their favorite thing in the world, I think, WHIP CREAM!  They love for me to just squirt a big old glob of it in their mouth!  Oh the joys of being a grandmother!  This hot chocolate bar was a huge success with the grandchildren!

Yummy stirring spoons made my Aunt Sarah!
Abby helping me put it together as we waited for Aunt Leah and Jackob to arrive from Mississippi on Monday night of the week before Christmas.  She was so excited!

Oh yes! It was a hot hit! 


  1. You are so much fun! I know that everyone really appreciated the extra work you put into making them feel so special. Great work!

  2. Hey Gail! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed being on my 2011 highlights post! I was so honored to get to meet you and both are such wonderful examples of Godly women and I treasured my time with each of you. We really should do more things together as bloggers around here. There's another gal in Lexington that blogs..not sure if you know her or not...Carmel, from My Fifth House. We are all so close, it would be fun to have get togethers. I know we're crazy busy around here, and I'm sure you are too, but we could find the time to get together at some point I'm sure. :)
    I'm so glad I got to know you in real always makes a connection more my humble opinion. :)
    Love ya!

  3. OH, I almost forgot...I LOVE your hot chocolate bar!!!! :) I think I'll steal this idea for our next choir get together! :)

  4. That looks absolutely wonderfully chocolate lover's paradisey!