If you live on the east coast chances are, like me, you have spent the last 3 days hunkered down in your house waiting out winter storm Jonas. Having grown up in Minnesota, I am mystified by people’s reaction to snow here. The little amount of snow (or chance of snow) it takes to shut down the Federal Government- and therefore my office- is humerous. If schools in Minnesota shut down every time it snowed, I would never had made it through elementary school. I realize that because it is not as common here, there aren’t as many plows, and there isn’t anywhere to put all of the snow, and snow is scary. In the midwest we have plenry of wide open spaces to plow the snow until it eventually melts. In April. When it finally stops snowing.
I made the mistake of running to Target Friday morning, along with two million other people who were very concerned about the impending storm. If I was going to be stuck inside all weekend, I needed tissue paper to start making tassel garland for an upcoming party. Luckily, tissue paper is not a snowstorm staple. If I had needed bread or bottled water I would have been in trouble.
All that to say, what better way to spend the snowstorm than with your own hot chocolate bar! I put together this hot cocoa bar for a Christmas Party back in December. Guests had a great time creating their own perfect hot chocolate concoctions.
Some of the hot chocolate add-ins and toppings included french vanilla and peppermint syrup, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, crushed peppermint sticks, white chocolate chips, regular marshmallows, peppermint sticks, caramel, whipped cream, sea salt, and chocolate sprinkles. It was delicious!