I have a couple of fun Halloween day treats in store for you! I love Halloween, it’s such a fun Holiday. My son loves it too which makes it extra exciting for me. The decorations, the costumes, and mostly the fun food. I love a good theme, so the Holidays are a perfect time for me to incorporate that into our meals and desserts. This one is super easy. Like SUPER easy. And it’s transferable to any holiday. Because the mix makes so much, you literally have it throughout the winter as well. Hot chocolate is the perfect treat. We made this one extra spooky with the addition of fun themed marshmallows. To really gauge the tastiness of a treat, I always ask my son for his opinion. I mean who is more honest than toddlers? Not many people. He thought the ghost marshmallow was fun but he admitted he was a little nervous to try it. He definitely rallied and took a sip and loved it! He even shouted to my husband “Daddy I tried it and it’s gooooood!” So, definitely a hit. My husband and I also enjoyed a mug. I would argue that he is equally as scared to try something new. I mean it’s hot chocolate, why anyone is scared to try it is beyond me, but nevertheless he was very impressed with the flavor.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- To make the mix, combine the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Whish together to combine. Split the vanilla bean and remove seeds. whisk seeds into cocoa mixture. Save the pod because you are going to place it in the container with the mix.
- I store mine in a mason jar. Carefully put all of the mixture into the jar and add the bean pod. Give it a gentle shake to hide the bean.
- To make a cup of cocoa, heat milk on your stovetop. Heat just until it foams. Add 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp of the mixture (or more if you like) to a cup. Fill with milk and stir to combine. Add in festive marshmallows to enhance your experience!
Adapted from Martha Stewart