Hot Chocolate Bar

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 toffee candy bar, crumbled (recommended: Heath Bar)

Hot Chocolate:

4 1/2 cups whole milk

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/4 cup sugar


Espresso shots

Mini marshmallows

Cinnamon-Sugar, recipe follows


1 vanilla bean

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Make the hot chocolate:
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat 4 cups of the milk over low heat, being very careful not to let the milk boil. In a small bowl, mix together the cocoa, sugar, and the remaining 1/2 cup milk. Add the cocoa mixture to the warm milk, and continue to warm the cocoa until hot.
  3. Pour into 4 mugs and serve along with the garnishes.
  4. For the hot chocolate bar:
  5. On a large serving tray, arrange the mugs of hot chocolate, a small pitcher of espresso shots, a bowl of crumbled toffee candy bar, a bowl of mini-marshmallows, and a bowl of Cinnamon-Sugar. Invite your guests to flavor and garnish their hot chocolate as they desire.


  1. Cut the vanilla bean in half, lengthwise. Using the back of a knife, scrape along the inside of the vanilla bean to collect the seeds. Scrape vanilla bean seeds into a small bowl. Add sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine. Set aside in a small serving bowl.