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20 of The Best Ever Hot Chocolate Recipes #choctoberfest

It's the best time of year: #Choctoberfest! I think we can all agree on one thing this year... 2020 needs more chocolate. #Choctoberfest is our annual celebration of chocolate recipes, now in its 6th year. I've teamed up with some talented food bloggers to share dozens of milk, dark, and white chocolate dishes for this year's virtual event. Plus, we've pooled our resources to bring you an exciting giveaway you don't want to miss!

The Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a KitchenAid mixer - or if you already have a mixer you can instead opt to receive a KitchenAid gift card to purchase your choice of attachments or other kitchen tools. To enter, simply follow the directions here: a Rafflecopter giveaway The fine print: Open worldwide to entrants who are 18+ (except where prohibited). Winner will receive a KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer or the equivalent in a gift card. Giveaway ends on October 16 at 11:59 PM Eastern. This giveaway is not sponsored by KitchenAid, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, or any other third party sites. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. See terms & conditions for more information.

Participating Bloggers

Check any of these blogs throughout the week for delicious chocolate recipes! 

The holiday season is upon us! It’s the perfect time of year to break out our fuzzy slippers, grab our favorite mugs, and pour ourselves a comforting cup of creamy hot chocolate. We’ve collected the top 20 decadent hot chocolate recipes to warm up your cheeks and your bellies this season!

  1. https://www.sugarandsoul.co/nutella-hot-chocolate/

If you go nuts for hazelnut, try this amazing recipe for nutella hot chocolate. We promise you’ll love it so much, you’ll be floating on a cloud (of whipped cream)!

  1. https://www.catholicicing.com/advent-hot-chocolate/

To celebrate the season of Advent, get your kiddos together to make this fun and colorful cup of pink and purple (the colors of the Advent season) hot cocoa. Your little ones will love it!

  1. https://www.terristeffes.com/2019/01/malted-hot-chocolate.html

If you love malted milkshakes, you’ll love this rich and creamy malted hot chocolate. Pour into two mugs and enjoy with your sweetheart.

  1. https://www.annsentitledlife.com/.../kahlua-hot-cocoa.../

Sorry kiddos, this one’s only for grown-ups! This indulgent hot cocoa features kahlua and coffee granules, which makes this hot cocoa even better!

  1. https://www.sparklestosprinkles.com/peppermint-white-hot.../

Sugary peppermint candy, white chocolate, and creamy milk come together to make a decadent hot chocolate recipe that is the epitome of the holiday season! 

  1. https://www.seasonedsprinkles.com/slow-cooker-salted.../

Not all warm drinks inspire a whole room to sing with delight, but this slow cooker salted caramel hot chocolate will surely do the trick!

  1. https://www.chilitochoc.com/orange-hot-chocolate/

Did you know that oranges are symbols of happiness and good health? Grab a friend, whip up this dreamy orange hot chocolate, and toast to your good health!

  1. https://savingtalents.com/the-worlds-creamiest-most.../

Hosting a holiday party and want to warm up your guests bellies with a scrumptiously sweet libation? This heavenly hot chocolate can be made in the crock pot and serves enough for a crowd.

  1. https://foodal.com/.../everything.../chestnut-hot-chocolate/

Baby it's cold outside...and this cup of chestnut hot cocoa will warm you up in no time. Don't forget the marshmallows!

  1. https://www.willcookforsmiles.com/caramel-marshmallow.../

Get your cameras ready...this one’s Instagram-worthy! You can't go wrong with marshmallows and caramel!

  1. https://www.terristeffes.com/2019/11/gingerbread-hot-cocoa.html

Want to know what Mrs. Claus serves St. Nick before he heads out to deliver presents? Why, this perfectly spiced, warming gingerbread hot cocoa, of course! 

  1. https://raiasrecipes.com/.../buttered-chai-hot-chocolate...

Sweetened naturally with honey, this light and healthy take on traditional hot chocolate packs in the flavor with tons of warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

  1. https://www.ohhowcivilized.com/matcha-hot-chocolate/

Forget the fancy coffee shop lattes! Make this oh-so luxurious cup of matcha hot chocolate in your own home. Top it with a few toasted marshmallows for an indulgent treat. 

  1. https://www.theinspirationedit.com/strawberry-white-hot.../

Pink never looked so good! This strawberry white hot chocolate reminds us of all those times of making hot cocoa after a fun day of sledding and building snowmen!

  1. https://mariasmixingbowl.com/slow-cooker-chocolate.../

This pumpkin hot chocolate is the perfect warming drink to sip on whilst wrapping gifts for the holiday season. It’s super easy to make, too!

  1. https://snappygourmet.com/red-velvet-hot-chocolate-cocktail/

Lisa from Snappy Gourmet puts it best when she says “red velvet hot chocolate cocktail is the best winter drink recipe for a party or cold night with tastes of chocolate, cream cheese, cake, and vodka”.

  1. https://www.thecabindiary.com/slow-cooker-red-wine-hot.../

Red wine AND chocolate in one recipe? You betcha! This enchanting libation is great for serving at sophisticated dinner parties and fun ugly-christmas-sweater parties!

  1. https://www.pepperbowl.com/hot-chocolate-recipe-a-treat.../

Take a trip down to the Big Easy with this jazzy hot chocolate recipe with just a dash of cajun seasoning. You’ll be hooked for sure!

  1. https://www.simplystacie.net/.../slow-cooker-peanut.../

If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, pull out your slow cooker and whip up this life-changing peanut butter hot chocolate. It’s going to blow your mind!

  1. https://latinamommeals.com/easymexicanhotchocolateandmex.../

You do not want to miss this exquisite mexican hot chocolate recipe. The addition of the chili peppers gives this hot chocolate a spicy upgrade!

Don't you just want a big, steamy cup of hot chocolate now!? We’re sure that these 20 crave-worthy hot chocolate recipes will warm your hearts as well as your bellies. Share a cup with a friend or a loved one today!

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  1. I certainly do...it is the perfect weather for hot chocolate here today.

  2. I cannot wait for hot chocolate weather! These all sound so yummy. I think I'll try the Chestnut Hot Cocoa first.

  3. Since I don't drink coffee, I am all about hot chocolate when the weather turns colder. I am going to try all of these!

  4. My kids love hot chocolate and I had no clue that there are so many options to make this delightful hot beverage. I will be checking these recipes out just as soon as we get closer to winter time when we drink hot chocolate quite frequently.

  5. All of these variations sound delightful! I'm looking forward to trying them.

  6. Nikki Wayne11:45 PM

    All the chocolate drinks sounds great, thanks for this list.

  7. Chef Dennis4:52 AM

    Yum! I love Hot chocolates! All these recipes look soooo deliciously mouthwatering! I must try them.

  8. Hot Chocolate! It's my favorite winter drink! I am so curious to try some of these!

  9. I love hot chocolate! We are finally starting to get some cool weather here, so I'll will have to try one of these recipes.

  10. We all love hot chocolate here. It's perfect to warm you up now the weather is cooler.

  11. What a great giveaway. I bet someone is going to put that to good use. I need hot cocoa now and maybe a mixer later :)

  12. I love making hot chocolate. All these recipes look so good too. I have a few I'd love to try out. Great giveaway as well.

  13. I love hot chocolate, I have it pretty much every day. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  14. Such a great giveaway! I love my mixer. A must-have, for sure. And I love hot choocolate. Thanks for the list! -LYNNDEE

  15. Wow can't wait to try the hot choco with coffee. I love both of them specially in a cold weather. Thinking of me drinking these wonderful hot choco recipes already!

  16. Cathy Mini8:50 AM

    I love chocolate drinks so much,hot or cold. But I prefer hot drinks nowadays.


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