Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been picked clean and the mountain of dishes is finally washed and put away until next year, we can turn our attention to what we all really enjoy about the holidays: Having an excuse to sample a few new chocolate holiday desserts. Sometimes one a day. The most wonderful time of the year indeed.
There is something about falling snow mingled with the smell of fires burning and chilly toes that just begs for some self-indulgence. The whole season demands it. We brave the shopping malls. We scrape ice off our windshields. We spend countless hours bundling kids into and out of winter coats, hats, boots and mittens (bonus points if the mittens actually match).
And best (or perhaps worst) of all, we receive countless invitations to holiday parties. Which means we’d better come bearing desserts!
10 recipes for hot chocolate mix
It’s summertime, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy hot chocolate. You just need to get a little creative. Start thinking about it as a garnish or recipe ingredient instead of just a drink mix. Once you do that, you will be surprised at the diversity of uses you can find for that familiar wintertime pantry staple. We have compiled ten creative recipes for hot chocolate mix to either satisfy a nighttime craving or to impress at your next family gathering.