Who else loves cozying up with a soft blanket and a big, warm mug of hot cocoa? This comforting and decadent treat is a favorite for children and adults alike, so why not take it to the next level with your very own hot cocoa bar at home? We have more hot chocolate ideas here than you could have hoped for. So pick a few items that look delicious to you, or let each family member pick one item, and snuggle up tonight with some cocoa!

Hot Cocoa Flavorings

We’ll never turn down a classic cup of hot chocolate, but there are so many fun twists you can give your cup of cocoa. We listed some of our favorite ideas, but the sky is the limit! Be sure to stir up your cocoa if you add anything to it.

  • Peppermint candy or extract
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peanut butter
  • Caramel
  • Your favorite coffee creamer
  • Andes chocolate
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne pepper (for the adults)
  • Strawberry sauce
  • Your favorite candy bar

Hot Cocoa Toppings

Once you’ve created a one-of-a-kind cocoa concoction, top it off with one or five of these toppings!

  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed peppermint
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
  • Coconut
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Crushed graham cracker
  • Sea salt
  • Caramel
  • Your favorite cereal, crushed
  • Peanuts
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Crushed pretzels

Happy cocoa drinking!