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Tips for an Epic Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar

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This Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar is perfect to serve up before trick-or-treating or for any Halloween party! Keep the milk warm in an electric tea kettle and include all the fun toppings and spooky Hot cocoa bombs. πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ§™β€β™€οΈ All of my favorite products are linked below!

Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar

Ingredients and Supplies

Your Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar might be a bit different depending on the products you use, but here are some staples!

  • Milk
  • Mugs
  • Hot Cocoa Mix or Hot Cocoa Bombs
  • Marshmallows
  • Whipped Cream
  • Seasonal Sprinkles
Aerial view of Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar

My Products:

In addition to those ingredients, I added these goodies to my Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar to make it a little bit extra:

Electric Tea Kettle

Mugs: (From Target!)

Hot Chocolate Bombs (Also from Target!)

Leana in front of a Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar

Kitchen Links: I get asked all the time about the products in the background of my kitchen. Much of it is from MacKenzie-Childs, which I have slowly grown a collection of over the years! My favorites are this checkered chopping board, my black and white checkered teapot, and the gray and white checkered utensil holder. I also have this enamel canister that you can find in smallmedium, or large.

For the Halloween decor items, the cuteΒ Jack-O’-Lantern platterΒ is from Pottery Barn and theΒ Haunted House Candy JarΒ is MacKenzie-Childs.

Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar close-up

Directions

This is really up to you! My favorite tips for an adorable Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar are:

  1. Use a food board as a base for the objects, or you can set up directly on a table or counter.
  2. Place the largest/tallest items in the back, such as the Hanging Cauldrons (if you are using them) or mugs.
  3. Then, make a second row of the next tallest items, such as the Mini Cauldrons or small bowls containing goodies like marshmallows.
  4. Place the smallest items in the front, such as Hot Cocoa Bombs.
  5. Make a “Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar” sign and place in a frame for an extra touch.
Close-up of accessories for a Halloween Hot Chocolate Bar

Here’s a Quick Video Tutorial!

Can I Prep this Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar Ahead of Time?

Yes! You can definitely arrange the cauldrons and set out the supplies. I’d suggest waiting to unwrap the hot chocolate bombs and candy until within an hour of serving time. For the milk, keep it refrigerated until within about 20 minutes of serving time. Heating it will depend on the directions for your tea kettle or crock pot.

Haunted Hot Cocoa Bar chalkboard sign

Storing Leftovers

Discard any leftover milk. You can place any of the leftover candy, marshmallows, or hot chocolate bombs in Ziploc bags to enjoy another time! These goodies should stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.

Hot Chocolate Bar for Halloween

Happy Halloween!

I thought this was such a fun idea to make a simple memory during this Halloween season! It’s such a joy for me to create ideas that I hope you find simple, budget-friendly, and memorable. Be sure to check out more Halloween content on my website, such as this Kids’ Halloween Snack Board, Halloween Breakfast Board, or this adults-only Halloween Boozy Snackle Box to spice up Trick-or-Treating. πŸ™‚

Halloween-themed Hot Chocolate Bombs and candy

Happy Halloween, loves!

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