Baby It's Cold Outside

Use leftover holiday sweets to make delicious hot cocoa to warm you on a chilly day.

By Colleen Walsh Fong

More Fun with Marshmallows (and other leftover sweet holiday ingredients)


Remember the Marshmallow Snowman I made for the 4th Day of Christmas? And the Cupcake Games on Thanksgiving Day? I’ve got a few leftover ingredients from those creations.

Even down here in the heart of Dixie my Windy City gene pool can't stop the chill to to my bones today. So I’m making hot cocoa and flavoring it with marshmallows leftover from making the snowman; and some chocolate, peppermints, and butterscotch candies left over from the Cupcake Games.

I’ve coated the marshmallows with the melted chocolate and rolled some in crushed up peppermints and others in crushed up butterscotch. They make delicious additions to holiday hot cocoa, especially on cold winter days. 

I usually concentrate on savory dishes, but I like to use all of my ingredients, whether sweet or savory. It saves money, time, and makes eating Easy!

If you try this idea, be sure to let me know how you like it!

Stay warm today, and eat well the Easy way!

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