For all you hot chocoholics out there, a hot chocolate bar is the ultimate indulgence.
It’s perfect if you’re having a few friends or family over for a winter gathering. I also think this would be a lovely idea for a winter wedding.
Plus, if you’re hosting it makes your life a lot easier, as people can help themselves to drinks. Score!
As I found out, it’s also absolutely fine just for your family to enjoy on a random Wednesday afternoon, for no good reason at all (except maybe a blog post idea : )).
Want to take your hot chocolate game to the next level? Let’s do it!
What to stock your hot chocolate bar with:
- Hot chocolate powder or cocoa
- Chocolate chips
- Flavoured syrups
- Whipped cream
- Candy canes
- Chocolate stirring wands (see below for how to make these)
- Hot water
How to make chocolate stirring wands
- Silicone ice cube or mini muffin tray
- Lolly sticks
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave or use a bain marie
- Pour into the ice cube tray.
- Top with sprinkles
- Wait until the chocolate has started to solidify a little and then add the lolly stick into the middle of each. They should hold.
- Place in the fridge until set.
They really add something and are super easy to make. A really good activity to do with the kids too.
Accessories you’ll need:
- Free printable labels (grab yours here)
- Small bowls
- Flask or Urn
- Photo frame
How to set your bar up
- You’ll need a table or counter top with plenty of space.
- A crate is great for adding some height and creating extra space to store cups and mugs. I used a crate from my son’s playroom which he puts books in, but you could use a sturdy cardboard box and cover with wrapping paper.
- Place the mugs in and on top of the crate or box and add the toppings in bowls together on the tray.
- Print the labels and sign from my free printable library. You can either stick them onto a jar or tape to a lolly stick or straw. The hot chocolate bar sign can be displayed in a photo frame or tape it on to the wall with some cute washi tape.
Grab some festive decor from around your house to make the bar look extra pretty and add some colour. I made some origami stars to scatter on the table too, they are so easy to make – find out how to make them here.
Then simply sit back and enjoy your party, while your guests make their own drinks! Sneaky, huh? I would love to do this outdoors, all gathered around a fire pit with warm blankets and bobble hats sipping our hot chocolates. Maybe a husky puppy or two for good measure.
Right, I’ve mentioned Hot Chocolate so many times I have ‘I believe in miracles’ stuck in my head now.
What’s your favourite Hot Chocolate topping? Let me know in the comments below.
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