Extra Marshmallows, Please!

A Warm and Cozy Cup

In my family, Christmas Eve is out most beloved day of the year. Although most look forward to the big 2-5, for us the best time to relax and enjoy each other’s company was the night before Christmas. With delicious finger foods cooking in the oven, the last-minute presents being wrapped and ALWAYS having The Grinch (the Jim Carey version) on in the background, we would build fond memories and enjoy the time spent together.

One of my favorite traditions that I look forward to every year is a warm, frothy cup of hot chocolate to end the night. My sweet tooth craves the decadent chocolate and the melted marshmallows on top. Recently, I’ve discovered an amazing slow cooker recipe for hot chocolate, so you can make enough for the whole family with little effort needed. I simply headed into Shoppers Drug Mart inside Bower Place to get everything I needed!


1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. heavy cream
6 c. whole milk
Mini marshmallows, for garnish


1. Combine all ingredients except marshmallows in a slow cooker and stir to combine.
2. Cook, covered, until everything is melted, stirring occasionally, 2 hours on LOW.
3. Ten minutes before serving, add marshmallows and let them get melty.
4. Garnish with more mini marshmallows, if desired.

I promise, this recipe will be a hit at any family or friend get together!

(Psssst! If you are in need a slow cooker (which has been one of the greatest purchases in my adult life) check out Stokes at Bower Place, there you will find a wide range of sizes to fit all your cooking needs!).

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Is your chocolate craving hitting hard while you are finishing up your Christmas Shopping? Then head into The Great Indoors Market for a complimentary Hot Chocolate courtesy of the “‘Cause Baby . . . It’s Cold Outside” coco bar!


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