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. Mason jars blend right in for displaying the toppings.
Making chocolate dipped spoons for your hot cocoa bar is a must! It’s super easy to do.
Valentine’s Dessert Recipes
- Chocolate Bundt Cake with Fudge Icing
- Homemade Hot Fudge
- Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing
- Soft & Chewy Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
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
Use your chocolate dipped spoons to stir for a delicious added treat!
I made a set of three Valentine’s Candy Jars with faux iced bottoms for our Valentine Hot Cocoa Bar. They add a cute touch of sweet sayings to our Valentine’s decor.
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.
Stock your Hot Cocoa Bar with:
- French Vanilla Cappuccino
- Instant coffee packets
- Cocoa in several flavors
- Hot Tea packets
- Instant Apple Cider
Toppings and Add-Ins
- Chocolate Dipped Spoons
- Peppermint sticks
- Soft peppermints
- Butterscotch hard candies
- Milk Chocolate bits
- Butterscotch bits
- White Chocolate bits
- Red Hots candies
- Mini Marshmallows
- Caramel Drizzle
- Flavored Creamers for the coffee
- Whipped Cream
- Candy sprinkles
I am one of those sappy people who saves greeting cards to re-read. I displayed some of my favorites on my Hot Cocoa Bar for everyone to enjoy.
My grandson who is now a teenager made the adorable cut out heart for me when he was little. It is one of my favorites.
Use what you have to set up your own Valentine’s Hot Cocoa Bar. Have fun with it.
Stock it with your favorites and enjoy the winter season with cocoa and conversation. You may want to always heat up the water for family game night. Cocoa and competition go well together.
Also see our DIY Championship Belt tutorial for family game night.