DIY: Hot Chocolate Bar for under $10!

When the holidays come around, I become insanely nostalgic and just a litttttle lame. Ugly sweaters, family photos with my dog, and comfy PJs all set the scene for me when we wrap around to December. Despite living in the Sunshine State, I like to always imagine that one day, we’ll have snow. I’m not talking about the hail I’ve experienced, but reaaaaal snow! But until then, I’ll settle for the days when we can hit 50 degrees (only to be back at 75 by noon!)

In honor of this very small drop in weather, I figured it only right if I had some Hot Chocolate ready! I could be like any other normal person and just keep my Hot Chocolate in the cabinet and prepare when I’m ready, but nope! That’s boring. 😃

Welcome in, my new Hot Chocolate Bar! I will say that the one I had last year was a lot more intense, this year I chose for simple, quick and of course, CHEAP!

Browsing through my favorite store (The Dollar Tree) I went in looking for one item, but of course that never actually happens. I never feel too bad about “splurging” at The Dollar Tree because everything is a dollar! Can’t ever go wrong there! While walking the aisles seeing all of the Christmas cheer, the craving for Hot Chocolate came over me!

I decided to have a quick and cheap shopping trip that was sure to keep me warm this season!
What’s in my Coffee Bar?
  • Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate & Milk Chocolate Instant Hot Chocolate – $1 per box of 8
  • Marshmallows! – $1 per bag
  • Peppermint Candy Canes – $1 for 12
  • Seasonal Paper Cups – $1
  • Seasonal Paper Napkins – $1
  • Cocoa Jar – $1
  • Candy Cane Glass – $1
  • Marshmallow Jar – $1

This is just a mini Hot Chocolate Bar, feel free to get fancy with yours! Here are some ideas of what to add to your Hot Chocolate Bar!

What to Add to Your Hot Chocolate Bar?
  • Jug of Milk or Creamer
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Nutmeg & Cinnamon Spice Jars
  • Seasonal Mugs
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate & Caramel Sauce
Best thing about the items listed above?
You can find the majority of the items above at your local Dollar Tree or Grocery Store for under $3 each! 

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