How to Set Up Your Own Hot Chocolate Bar to Stay Cozy This Winter

Stay cozy this winter season by setting up a hot chocolate station in your home for you, your family, or your guests to enjoy.
Winter is here, it’s cold outside, and chances are that you are looking for ways to stay cozy while indoors. What better way to do so than to snuggle up indoors, by the fire or on the couch while holding a nice steamy cup of hot chocolate?

Whether you are entertaining guests, trying to make your home a bit more festive, or simply looking to add some variety to your favorite chocolatey drink, setting up your own hot chocolate bar is the way to go.

How to Set Up Your Own Hot Chocolate Bar to Stay Cozy This Winter

What to Add to a Hot Chocolate Bar

You can never go wrong choosing the classic favorites, but you can also spice it up by adding some “out-of-the-box” toppings or add-ins. The items you add to your bar will depend on the space you have, so start by keeping it basic and then add on from there.

Sample Ingredients to Choose From

Hot Chocolate Packs – or chunks of dark (70% cacao) chocolate to put in your cup with warm milk
Marshmallows – regular, mini, or even flavored
Whipped Cream
Mini Chocolate Chips – regular, white chocolate, or even butterscotch flavors
Cinnamon
Sprinkles – rainbow, chocolate, or decorative
Candy Canes – or crushed peppermint (the candy canes can double as stirring sticks)
Chopped Nuts
Bits of Toffee
Cookies
Coarse Sea Salt
FOR ADULTS ONLY: Add a spirit of your choice! Peppermint, cream, and caramel flavors are recommended.

How to Set Up Your Own Hot Chocolate Bar to Stay Cozy This Winter

Adding these ingredients in mason jars/squeeze bottles can create a simplistic look, and they can also be decorated according to your desired theme.

Decoration Ideas for Your Bar

There are numerous ways to add a warm and cozy touch to your bar.
Framed Printables
Seasonal Signs/Chalkboards
Decorative/Festive Napkins
Garland
String Lights
Mason Jars
Decorative/Festive Mugs
Gnomes or Christmas Trees

These ideas for a hot cocoa bar are suitable to use all winter long. Whether it is for the holidays or Valentine’s Day, you can keep it up all season, or for a single event.