Our Valentine’s Hot Cocoa Bar is getting a lot of attention in our home.
With temps in the 70’s, we bypassed the hot cocoa bar for Christmas last year. Feeling like we had missed out on a fun tradition, I decided to make a Valentine’s themed hot cocoa bar.
We have a bar between our living room and kitchen. It’s always the location for seasonal decor. It’s the perfect location for our Valentine’s Hot Cocoa Bar.
As a lover of all things crystal, I’ve been collecting crystal trays, bowls and dishes for many years. I always enjoy an opportunity to use my crystal so in the true spirit of ‘use what you have’, some of my crystal pieces made their way into my hot cocoa bar.
Making chocolate dipped spoons for your hot cocoa bar is a must! It’s super easy to do.
How To Make Chocolate Dipped Spoons
- Cove a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt your chocolate according to package directions in a small bowl.
- Dip your spoons in the melted chocolate to cover as far up as you desire.
- Drizzle sprinkles or crushed peppermints onto the chocolate while it is still hot. You can also drizzle white chocolate over dark or visa versa as we did.
- Set the spoons in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to harden
I made my own candy jars with faux iced bottoms for our Valentine Hot Cocoa Bar. You can find my easy tutorial here. It only cost $4 to make 3 of them. The 4th one holding the spoons is actually a repurposed pickle jar which means zero cost!
The heart shaped tags came from the Target dollar spot. The tags had white cotton string with I removed and replaced with red and white bakers twine. A fine point white marker was perfect for the lettering.
Have you ever melted a caramel in your cup of hot cocoa? If you said no, please just give it a try once! Sometimes it is hard to believe that you can take something which is already good and make it even better! That is what the caramel does for a cup of hot cocoa.
Our hot cocoa bar offers; French Vanilla Cappuccino, instant coffee packets, cocoa and a variety of hot tea flavors.
You can easily add a little romance and conversation by displaying some Valentine cards from years passed. My grandson who is now 14 made that cute little red heart in the front when he was much younger.
Use what you have to set up your own Valentine Hot Cocoa Bar. I didn’t go out a buy anything for our bar. I did craft the Valentine candy jars as part of a dollar store craft challenge but it only cost me $4 which is awesome.
We have peppermint soft candies and peppermint candy canes, caramels, chocolate dipped spoons, tiny marshmallows, butterscotch candies and chips, red hots and caramel drizzle! I will admit that since I work from home, I have very much enjoyed our Hot Cocoa Bar.