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DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

A beautiful and festive DIY Hot Cocoa Bar that is sure to please a crowd! It’s filled with cocoa mix, marshmallows, crushed peppermints, milk chocolate, mint chocolate, peppermints, and cookies. Each guest can build their own personal cup of hot chocolate.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


  • 10 candy canes
  • Handful peppermints
  • Handful peppermint Hersey kisses
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermints
  • 1/4 cup crushed mint chocolate
  • Handful marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate-covered marshmallows
  • 3 hazelnut chocolate bars
  • 10 pirouettes
  • 10 Lindt Lindor white chocolate truffles
  • 10 snowball cookies
  • 2 cups hot cocoa mix
  • hot water or warm milk 
  • whipped topping


  1. Use a large tray or even build this on a table with craft paper underneath. 
  2. Place the hot cocoa mix in a large bowl and place it in the middle of the tray or table.
  3. Begin placing all the ingredients around the hot cocoa.
  4. Warm-up water in a kettle or in a pot on the stove. 
  5. Place 2-4 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix to a cup along with hot water and topping of choice. 
  6. Enjoy!


Place the water or milk in a crockpot and turn on warm or on low if you need to keep the water hot for a long period of time. 

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Drinks/Appetizers
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: diy hot cocoa bar, hot coca toppings, Christmas, hot cocoa ideas, hot cocoa