When I was planning our Sledding Party, there were two things I knew I wanted to include – a Hot Chocolate Bar and a bonfire. When you have a hot chocolate bar, the hot chocolate is kinda the star of the show, so I wanted to do something that was fun and that we hadn’t tried before.
I also thought, what better way to incorporate the bonfire with the hot chocolate bar than to have Hot Chocolate with Roasted Marshmallows. This turned out to be a big hit. It added a fun, interactive element to the hot chocolate bar and gave the guests the added enjoyment of gathering around the bonfire and roasting marshmallows together – not to mention to staying warm.
I placed a sign at the hot chocolate bar encouraging guests to grab a marshmallow and roasting stick, roast their marshmallow nice and golden and add it to their hot chocolate. Having a sign is a nice touch because, besides providing some simple instructions, it makes guest feel at home and comfort helping themselves – which of course is the whole point.
I used this recipe for the hot chocolate. It works well for large batch hot chocolate, like we did here, or to keep on hand for individual hot chocolate throughout the winter.
Maybe for your next hot chocolate, you’ll try adding roasted marshmallows – it’s delicious!