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Santa’s Breakfast Ideas – Hot Cocoa Bar

This is a partnered post. I have been compensated for my participation in this campaign with Stephen’s Gourmet Cocoa and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. 

christmas kids enjoying hot cocoa

This Christmas season is all about spending time together as a family and making lasting memories. When my girls look back at Christmas during their childhood’s I want them to remember all the fun things we did. Our favorite holiday treat is warm hot cocoa. It’s been so cold here in Southern California so it finally feels like winter is here.

Before Christmas we always like to have a Santa breakfast. It’s just a weekend gathering where we snuggle up and watch a Christmas movie, bake cookies and just enjoy the day together. A lot of people like to also great creative with breakfast on Christmas morning. So we like to get creative and serve up all of our favorite things. This year I really wanted to create a hot cocoa station. With the help from Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa. stephens hot cocoa kids drink barFor our hot cocoa station I left out Christmas themed mugs, peppermint spoons, marshmallows and other fun dipable treats for their hot cocoa. There was also three different kinds of Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa.

Some of Stephen’s Gourmet signature cocoa flavors include:

  • Salted Caramel
  • CandyCane
  • Mint Truffle
  • Dark Chocolate
  • S’mores

stephens smores cocoa gourmet

The S’mores was a favorite for our girls and the added peppermint spoons went well with the CandyCane Hot Cocoa. Just add water and you have a delicious gourmet cup of hot cocoa.

hot cocoa with min marshmallows

We also added in some milk which just added to the rich chocolate flavor of the hot cocoa. Each of our girls had fun personalizing their cup and it was the perfect addition to our weekend breakfast.

hot cocoa bar kids

This holiday season hot cocoa also makes a great gift idea. Add in some marshmallows and you can easily create your own gift basket. To learn more about the unique and indulgent flavors of Stephen’s Hot Cocoa visit their website.

What is your favorite way to create memories with your kids this holiday season? 


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  1. David on December 19, 2016 at 8:29 am

    We are in a cold snap in the midwest. Hot chocolate is just what the doctor ordered!!

  2. Kristi on December 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Yum, I’m not much of a coffee drinker but I love a good cup of hot cocoa any day. These sound like some great flavors too!.

  3. Janeane Davis on December 2, 2016 at 9:54 am

    My children have been begging for a hot chocolate bar forever. I am going to have to set this up for them.

  4. Melissa @ Married My Sugar Daddy on December 2, 2016 at 9:46 am

    A hot cocoa bar is the perfect way to spend the holidays! I love this one you set up with your littles and am definitely going to check out Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa!

  5. Claudia Krusch on December 2, 2016 at 5:48 am

    A hot cocoa bar sounds like so much fun! I’m using your idea for our open house!

  6. Lisa on December 2, 2016 at 12:33 am

    I love this idea! We are always looking for new traditions to start, and this may have to be one of them.

  7. Alicia on December 1, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    This is so fun! We love having hot cocoa and it’s the perfect treat for winter.

  8. Tara on December 1, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I love this. I will have to set one up at my house. There’s nothing like a hot cup of cocoa on a winter’s day.

  9. Stacie on December 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Having a hot cocoa bar is such a great idea. This would be perfect for Christmas morning. The girls will love it.

  10. Toni | Boulder Locavore on December 1, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    !This is a great idea to start my day! Hot cocoa is a must have on our house during holidays!

  11. Lisa Bristol on December 1, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Now that my kids are older and do not live at home it is harder to get quality time with them. We try to go do something new once a month. It is a great way to make new memories.

  12. Ann Bacciaglia on December 1, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I need to make a hot cocoa bar for my house. My teenagers are going to love it . These look like great Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa flavors.

  13. Oriana Romero on December 1, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa looks delicious. I will have to pick some up to try. We like to spend time together playing games. Movie nights are always fun as well.

  14. Kathy on December 1, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I love the idea of a hot cocoa bar. My family loves hot cocoa. I may have to do this for Christmas!

  15. Elizabeth Lampman on December 1, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    This is such a great idea. My kids would love it after an afternoon playing out in the snow.

  16. Lisa Favre on December 1, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I totally love the idea of a hot cocoa bar. How fantastic! I should do this for me and my husband on Christmas morning.

  17. Dawn Nieves on December 1, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I love this idea!! So fun and my kids would love this!

  18. Kim @ What's That Smell? on December 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    You had me at salted caramel. Seriously??? Yum! I love those mugs, what a cute idea!

  19. Nancy @ whispered inspirations on December 1, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Love me some hot cocoa! Funny thing my kids made me a cup this morning!

  20. Pam Wattenbarger on December 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I love the idea of a cocoa bar. My daughter had one at her friendsgiving party the other day.

  21. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle on December 1, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    A hot cocoa bar sounds like so much fun! We go through a ton of hot cocoa when it gets cold, so I will definitely be doing this.

  22. Jeanette on December 1, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I love hot chocolate! I like to make it for my son, he loves to drink hot chocolate. I think we would love the Smore’s version of this.