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8 Hot Chocolate Recipes for the Holidays

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What would the most wonderful time of the year be without everyone’s favorite chocolatey beverage? As the snow blows in with December, try warming your home and family with some of these unique and tasty hot chocolate variations!

1. Nutella Hot Cocoa

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Nearly everyone loves the chocolatey taste of nutella--so why not put some in your cocoa? This very simple recipe Cookin' Cowgirl outlines a simple way to smoothly incorporate the thick spread into your drink and top it with a little bit of extra holiday flavor. 

2. Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate

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Don't spend all your holiday money indulging in fancy drinks; make this delicious gourmet candy cane hot chocolate from The Baking Beauties at home! It's incredibly simple and incredibly delicious!

3. Hot Chocolate on a Stick

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It may sound strange, but these easy-to-make chocolate-pops from See Vanessa Craft are a perfect neighbor gift. Once they're made, you just pop them in a cup with hot water or milk and voila! Instant and easy no-mess hot cocoa right when you need it. 

4. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

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Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, and this to-die-for recipe from Sweet Remedy is the best of both! Rich a creamy--no instant powders here--this peanut butter hot cocoa is a must-make, even if it's not cold where you are. 

5. Caramel White Hot Chocolate

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Passion for Savings brings us this great cocoa recipe: caramel white hot chocolate so easy, you can make it in a crock pot! That makes it great for busy holiday days, when you're spending time decorating, wrapping presents, or playing outdoors. 

6. Almond Joy Hot Chocolate

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Coconut lovers will go crazy for this amazing taste-clone of the famous Almond Joy candy bar by Delia Creates. The secret ingredients? Coconut and almond milk. Genious! 

7. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

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If you're missing fall, check out this great pumpkin spice version of hot cocoa from A Palatable Pastime. Inspired by mild Mexican chocolate and savory pumpkin pie, this is one unique drink you've got to try. 

8. Frozen "Hot" Chocolate

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We've saved the best for last, becase Six Sisters has done it again: this fast and easy "hot" cocoa recipe is great if it's not quite cold where you live. Or even if it is. It's easy to whip up in a jiff and tastes just like your favorite "hot" chocolate, only colder. 


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