Skip to Content

Hot Chocolate Bar

Need a holiday party idea? This easy Hot Chocolate Bar is complete with creamy hot chocolate and all your favourite toppings. Your guest will love this!

This hot chocolate bar is perfect for a holiday party! All the elements to make and dress your very own delicious cup of hot chocolate
Well, we decided to do something new for a Christmas party we were hosting at our place this year :)
We made a very delicious, crock-pot, creamy, hot chocolate, and provided a plethora of (adult) drinks and treats for our guests to flavour and decorate their own drinks. Check our our Hot Chocolate Bar!

Obviously a hot chocolate bar must start with delicious hot chocolate :)


  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

I doubled this recipe and it just fit inside my crock pot :)

Combine everything and cook on low for 2 hours (or longer if you double it). Whisk it every 30 minutes to an hour to make sure the chocolate chips are getting melted and mixed in.

This slow cooker hot chocolate is creamy and delicious! Perfect for a holiday get-together
I made tags for each of the toppings I provided, with cute little washi tape designs on them. It’s so simple to do, and adds that extra touch that pulls everything together.
Gather all the popular hot chocolate toppings like toffee and chocolate chips in cute mini mason jarsThis holiday bar is complete with all your favorite toppings, like peppermint sticks, cinnamon sticks, chocolate chips or buttery toffee piecesYou can make cute labels for your holiday bar toppings by simply using gift tags and ribbon

The toppings I provided:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Toffee bits
  • White chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Peppermint sticks
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Chocolate stir sticks
  • Hazelnut/chocolate sticks’
  • Whipping Cream
  • Red and green sprinkles
  • Caramel flavouring
Holiday toppings and adult-friendly additions make this a perfect party ideaProvide an assortment of toppings for your holiday bar, so everyone has a little something they love

If it’s an adult party… you can also provide these options for your hot chocolate bar:

  • Peppermint Schnapps
  • Baileys
  • Amarula
  • Frangelico
  • Kahlúa
I used gift tags with ribbon to label my holiday bar toppings
Then, enjoy a steaming cup of creamy deliciousness :)
Oh, and get ready, because you WILL be asked for this recipe! Guests went back for seconds (despite how sweet and filling it is) because they enjoyed this hot chocolate bar so much! Having a holiday bar adds that extra bit of cheer to your Christmas party, and it’s so simple to do.
The perfect mug of warm, creamy hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a peppermint stick
If you like Christmas party ideas, try this No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake!
Looking for a quick and easy dessert? Try this no bake mini cheesecake recipe! These pink desserts are perfect for Valentine's Day, Bachelorettes, girls weekends, or just because!
Or, make simple party favours and hostess gifts, like these Mini Deer Pallet Ornaments!

Make these DIY rustic pallet ornaments with a few popsicle sticks and some jute string!


Saturday 16th of December 2017

Hello! If I double the recipe, how many servings will it be approximately? I'm thinking of doing this at work but not sure if I want to double it or do 1.5 :)


Sunday 17th of December 2017

I'm not sure about the exact serving size, but I doubled it and it was more than enough for my work party!

Lori Walker

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

I know this is an old post, but how did you make, or where did you get the chocolate stir sticks?

Thank you, Lori


Friday 2nd of December 2016

I bought them at the Bulk Barn! They were super cheap! I've also seen them at winners. I think some grocery stores have them too, called "Pocky" sticks. Hope that helps!

Amanda Green

Wednesday 17th of December 2014

I gave the Hot Chocolate Bar to my staff as a present. I used your recipe ,and it got rave reviews!!! Thanks for sharing it with everyone.


Wednesday 17th of December 2014

Awesome!!! I'm SO glad you used it and loved it!! Thank you so much for sharing!

13 Awesomely Festive Hacks for the Perfect Holiday Bash - Trulia's Blog

Monday 8th of December 2014

[…] Image via […]

Natalie E

Sunday 23rd of November 2014

I love this idea, and plan on using it for my holiday party. Where did you find the chocolate stirrers, or did you make them.


Sunday 23rd of November 2014

I got the stirrers at the Bulk Barn (a bulk candy store). I think that they may hold them in some grocery stores too. I hope you enjoy the hot chocolate bar!