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Lifestyle + Hot Chocolate Bar

The weather outside has been downright freezing across the country. I rarely leave my house without four different layers on, so I was really excited when Havenly invited me to share a hot chocolate bar. It’s my favorite way to warm up in the winter, and I can distinctly remember when my dad would grab a thermos of hot coffee, I used to get a thermos of hot chocolate!

I thought the perfect place to set up our hot chocolate bar would be on our bar cart! It’s a piece we get comments on all the time, and I was excited to transform it to this.

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How to Make a Hot Chocolate Bar

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Hot Chocolate Bar Cart Essentials

What are my essentials for a hot chocolate bar? It’s actually pretty easy to whip up! I made a quick trip to CVS and the liquor store in order to grab everything we needed.

  1. Marshmallows – these are KEY. I absolutely love marshmallows, and they are my first pick for a topping.
  2. Peppermint sticks –  chocolate and peppermint are such classic flavor profile, and the candy canes make cute drink accessories.
  3. Caramels – after only finding sugar free ones, I decided to try it. It actually turned out great! Caramel and chocolate is another classic.
  4. Chocolate chips – why not make it as chocolatey as possible?
  5. Dr. McGillicuddy’s – this adds a great peppermint flavor with a boozy twist, bonus tips if you remember to put it in the freezer as soon as you buy it.

Make It Easier

  1. Use a Keurig! It gives the perfect amount of liquid each time, and you don’t need to worry about anything other than making sure the tank is full. The cups aren’t too expensive, and it’s a really easy hostess hack. Here I only have peppermint hot chocolate, but you can get multiple different flavors to try!
  2. Get individual packing on candy. It’s flu season, so try to stay as sanitary as possible and make sure people aren’t spreading all their germs.
  3. Get small sizes of liquor. This keeps the booze flowing steadily, and is a really cute way to set up your station.


If you wanted to set up your own bar cart that can double as a hot chocolate bar, I highly suggest Havenly’s design services! I’m horrid at interior design, and if it weren’t for Pinterest and my mom I don’t know what I’d do. Havenly makes it so much easier and doesn’t make you rely on your mom for everythin, their design services are really helpful!

Have you ever put a hot chocolate bar together? What are your favorite toppings? Any cute suggestions?



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    This is such a great idea! I didn’t know hot chocolate was available in k-cups!

  • Thinking I need to have a hot cocoa bar! It looks so cute!

  • What a lovely idea! I will have one of these for our next family brunch! 🙂

  • We have a hot cocoa bar and one of my favorite things is to have the little hazelnut pirorette cookies available for mixing! So tasty!

  • Miss ALK

    How cute is this!! I’m more of a tea drinker, but I think it would be fun to do something like this with tea too! 🙂 Stay warm girl! It’s freezing here in Vermont too.

    xoxo A

  • This is such a cute idea! I love hot chocolate. I would totally make one of these if TX stayed colder longer…We’re supposed to have snow again tomorrow though haha. 2nd time this year which is unheard of.

  • Ah these are perfect for the holidays!

  • Love your tips! I actually did a similar post not too long ago haha, just with crockpot hot cocoa. Love your k-cup idea!!

  • Yummmmmm, the minute my Whole30 is over, I’m slamming a cup of hot chocolate!

  • Yum! It’s freezing here so hot chocolate sounds amazing.

  • This is awesome! Hot chocolate is my favourite thing and I definitely need to try the hot chocolate bar next time I’ll have guest! Or maybe, I should just set one up in my house and have it always ready!

  • Yuuummmm! I seriously want a hot chocolate bar in my house all year long. It sounds/looks soooo amazing!

  • This is so cute! I had an adult hot chocolate bar at my birthday party, but I never thought of having one as a permanent fixture in my house, especially during this time of year. How awesome.

  • So cute! We have the same little setup with our Keurig and it’s so nice during the winter months! We used our barcart!