Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe

Sometimes it’s completely necessary to gather a couple friends and cozy up for some hot chocolate and great company. In Nebraska you often hear, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes.” This winter has proven to be no different; one day we’re hit with snow, and the next day it’s 60 degrees. To make the most of the cold front that swept through this weekend, I teamed up with my dear friend Jordan Brunmeier to throw a vintage-inspired hot chocolate party.

Vintage Hot Chocolate Bar

The fixings included cinnamon sticks, crushed peppermint, marshmallows, chocolate chips and Hershey’s kisses. These wooden spoons made perfect stir sticks.

An authentic letterpress tray and vintage crates set the foundation for the hot chocolate bar. A variety of glassware was used to add classic appeal while mixing old with new.

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

Prep time: 10 min | Bake time: 2.5 hours

  • ¾ c. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. cocoa powder
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ gallon milk
  • 1 c. hot water
  1. Combine ingredients in a crock pot and stir.
  2. Set the temperature to a medium/high setting and let cook for about 2 – 2.5 hours. Stir occasionally.
  3. Once the mixture is hot and the chocolate is melted, your drink is ready to serve!

Vintage Hot Chocolate Bar

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Prep time: 10 min | Bake time: 10 min

  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 c. flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar Mix

  • 2 T. sugar
  • 3 T. cinnamon

*Makes about 30 cookies.

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl, and add eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Popping the dough in the fridge for a few hours makes it easier to work with, but it’s not necessary.
  5. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl to create the cinnamon sugar mix.
  6. Scoop dough into 1 in. balls, and roll in the cinnamon sugar mix until well-coated.
  7. Place dough on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for approx. 10 minutes.

Hot Chocolate Bar Toppings

Hot Chocolate Bar

Whipped Cream

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  1. Next time you have a hot chocolate party let me know! That’s one of my favorite drinks! Beautiful pictures!

  2. I love any hot chocolate that is made with REAL chocolate. No more instant mixes for me!

  3. Hot chocolate and snickerdoodle cookies?? You are speaking my boys’ language! Totally giving this a try. Thanks!

  4. Wow! That looks amazing!

    I definitely need to put this on my list of things to do one of these days.

  5. What a fun party! It has been eons since I’ve had a snickerdoodle. Thanks for reminding me of a great cookie.

  6. Ash K says:

    Made these snickerdoodles to go along with my hot chocolate bar at my ugly sweater holiday party and they were a hit! They look exactly like yours! Thank you so much, definitely saving this recipe!!!

  7. Alli says:

    Hi there,

    Do you know about how many servings this would make?

    Thanks!

  8. Oh my gosh!!! I am totally trying this for our next mom’s brunch. I absolutely love everything about this. I bet that is the creamiest hot cocoa ever!!!

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