Enjoy a Cup of Hot Chocolate on National Cocoa Day!

Today, December 13th, is National Cocoa Day. Although the day commemorates recipes made with “cocoa,” during this time of the year we tend to cuddle up on those cold wintry days with a cup of hot chocolate, topped with a  big fluffy marshmallow or thick layer of cream.

Known as hot cocoa, hot chocolate is a hot beverage that consists of chocolate or cocoa powder, heated milk or water and sugar. Recent studies suggest that due to the antioxidant property found in cocoa, chocolate possesses sweet health benefits. Believe it or not, hot chocolate was used to treat ailments such as stomach diseases.

What are your favorite chocolate recipes made with cocoa? We want to hear from you! But in the meantime, you have got to check out this most AMAZING and decadent recipe from the pages of “Confessions of a Media Queen.” If you want to go into a chocolate coma or get chocolate wasted, check out this choco-licious Hot Chocolate Lollipop that only takes 15 minutes to make.

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Image Credit: Chocolate Lollipops from http://confessionsofamediaqueen.blogspot.com

The ingredients include:

  • 1 medium sauce pan
  • 1/2 cup half & half or heavy cream
  • 1 can sweet & condensed milk
  • 16 oz of semi chocolate (chips or bars)
  • 8 oz unsweetened chocolate bar (baking chocolate)
  • 20 to 25 lollipop sticks
  • Line your dish with aluminum foil or use a silicon pan unlined
  • Makes 25 lollipops

Find out how to prepare this delicious hot chocolate treat! Click here

National Cocoa Day: Write about it, share it and make it! Oh what fun! YUM!


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