Hey there, calling all hot chocolate lovers! I love the holidays so I have jumped feet first into the seasonal crafts and also fun seasonal food ideas for the kids. This one is easy enough for kid participation at all ages.
If plain hot cocoa alone is getting a little old this year, I would recommend trying this super quick, super fun and easy winter dessert/drink for kids.
This is perfect for the season and so fun for the kids!
It’s a great opportunity the get the kids “cooking, or you can have it prepared for a cozy afternoon 🙂
A highlight of this awesome winter dessert is how easy it is to use a a few cookie cutter props to get a festive look. (I found this Christmas cookie cutters at my local grocery store. Check it out)
Here you can see how easy it is to pull the wrappers off, add some marshmallows and cookies cutters, and make something really cute.
MY TIP: Make the hot chocolate first if you have young kids so you can give it time to cool down!
Candy and Cocoa Hot Chocolate Board
If you love cute Fall and Winter themed desserts, then take a look at the how-to below! I included a few materials, easy instructions, and some pictures to check out the process.
My Hot Chocolate Tray Ingredients
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- Marshmallows of course (you can go with regular sized, minis, and even fun colors and shapes)
- Leftover Halloween Candy
- Candy canes for a festive addition
- Christmas cookie cutters
- This gorgeous tray from Walmart
- Hot Cocoa ( love the easy hot cocoa k-cups)
- Holiday Mugs!
- Oh and this is a coffee maker machine that I absolutely love!
- Decide ahead of time if the kids are participating LOL
- Then, take out the hot cocoa and make the drinks first if you have young children! This will cut down on some wait time while you make you tray.
- Next take out the cookie cutters and other materials shown above.
- After hands are washed have the kids start unwrapping the candy
- Next put the cookies cutters in the middle and decide what will go inside of them
- Next add the crackers, pretzels, more marshmallows, and whatever you like around the cookie cutters.
- Then keep adding more layers of food depending how many people you are entertaining.
- Set it all up on a table or bar and you are set!
Also make sure to start putting away any extra candy while the kids are eating and drinking. That made things go a whole lot more smoothly.
Take a look below!
Did you try this idea?
The kids really enjoyed this fun hot chocolate board so grab a tray and have some fun with this seasonal version of cocoa!
I hope you enjoyed this post on how to make a fun and simple tray!
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