homemade hot chocolate and marshmallows

Stay Warm All Winter Long with Homemade Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa Jars 

A piping hot mug of cocoa with marshmallows is our favorite way to warm up after a day out in the cold. To honor this classic cold-weather delicacy, we’ve put together a cozy collection of hot cocoa recipes, but with a unique new spin. Complete with homemade marshmallows, these irresistible hot cocoa jars come in three festive varieties and take just minutes to whip up. 

Homemade Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa Jars 

Ingredients

Homemade Marshmallows

  • 1/2 cup cold water 
  • 3 gelatin packets
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla 
  • Confectioners’ sugar

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint
  • 3 cups hot milk
  • Marshmallows 

Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt 
  • 3 cups hot milk
  • Marshmallows

Bittersweet Dark Hot Chocolate

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/6 cup cacao chocolate bar
  • 1/6 cup mini bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups hot milk
  • Marshmallows

Directions

Homemade Marshmallows

1. In a bowl, mix together gelatin and water and soak for 10 minutes. 

2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, salt and water in a pan and bring to a boil. 

3. Pour boiling syrup over soaked gelatin and use hand-mixer to whisk until fluffy. 

4. Transfer mixture into baking pan or dish greased with cooking spray and let sit overnight. 

5. Sprinkle cutting surface with confectioners’ sugar, then remove marshmallow from pan and place on top. 

6. Dust top of marshmallow generously with sugar and use knife to cut into even squares. 

7. Store in an airtight container until ready to be enjoyed!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

1. In a mason jar, combine cocoa powder, sugar, chocolate chips, peppermint, salt and homemade marshmallows.

2. Add hot milk to ingredients, then stir until mixed and enjoy!

Mexican Hot Chocolate

1. In a mason jar, combine brown sugar, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and homemade marshmallows

2. Add hot milk to ingredients, then stir until mixed and enjoy!

Bittersweet Dark Hot Chocolate

1. In a mason jar, combine bittersweet chocolate chips, cocoa powder, sugar, cacao chocolate, salt and homemade marshmallows. 

2. Add hot milk to ingredients, then stir until mixed and enjoy! 

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