Fun Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas that your Elf on the Shelf can deliver from the North Pole! Build the best hot chocolate bar ever this holiday season with these great ideas!
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The air is getting frosty, and children everywhere are looking forward to a visit from their Elf on the Shelf.
Today, we’re sharing a fun idea that is a great addition to your elf’s holiday festivities, and one that your kids are sure to love – a hot cocoa bar! Your kids will love waking up in the morning to find that their elf has left them some sweet treats! Bring some holiday cheer to your kitchen this holiday season with a cozy cup of homemade hot chocolate with your favorite toppings!
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Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf
It’s hot chocolate season, and there’s no better way to warm up when it’s cold outside than with a delicious cup of hot cocoa!
To create this cute elf hot cocoa bar, we gathered some of our favorite hot chocolate add-ins and toppings that make this winter beverage even MORE fun!
For this hot cocoa bar, we gathered some of our favorite hot chocolate add-ins and toppings that make this winter beverage even more fun. We used hot cocoa packets for convenience, but feel free to substitute your favorite hot chocolate recipe!
Our Hot Cocoa Station Mix-Ins and Toppings:
Of course, you can make your own hot cocoa bar as simple or as lavish as you desire! You could even arrange everything on a cute hot cocoa charcuterie board like my friend Charynn at Pineapple Paper Co. did! SO cute!
Of course, these aren’t the only hot chocolate bar toppings that you can use! There are LOTS of different options that you can use to create your own ultimate hot chocolate bar!
Additional Hot Chocolate Bar Toppings Ideas:
- Homemade Marshmallows in gourmet flavors
- Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Mini Chocolate Bars
- Candy Canes
- Cocoa Beans
- Espresso Powder
- Chocolate Shavings
- Peanut Butter or other nut butters
- Spices such as Cinnamon, Cloves, and Chili Powder
- Christmas Peeps
- Torani Syrups– we recommend Vanilla, Hazelnut, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Caramel, and Gingerbread!
- Toffee Bits
- Sea Salt
- Honey Straws
For the adults, you could even include some Irish Cream or peppermint Schnapps!
Setting up all of the different toppings in small glass jars and clear containers that kept everything visible made things look and feel really magical!
Mason jars, upcycled glass jars, and small bowls make the perfect containers for many of these toppings!
Add some splashes of color to you hot cocoa bar with paper straws, wooden spoons (paint the handles or decorate with washi tape to match your Christmas party décor!), and specialty Christmas sprinkles!
This hot chocolate station is a fun idea to pair with your Elf on the Shelf, but it’s also the perfect addition to all of your holiday gatherings – Christmas Eve, Hanukkah, holiday parties, or other special events like a winter wedding! It’s always a crowd pleaser!
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