How to Make Caramel Corn Hot Chocolate

Take your hot cocoa to the next level with this recipe from HGTV Magazine.

Happy Holiday Hot Chocolate

Happy Holiday Hot Chocolate

Photo by: Emily Kate Roemer

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Time: 10 minutes | Makes: 4 servings


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt, plus more for topping
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Caramel corn, roughly chopped
  • Honey-roasted cashews, roughly chopped

1. Combine the milk, sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, butter, vanilla extract, and sea salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking often, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth, about 4 minutes. Divide among 4 mugs.

2. Top each mug with mini marshmallows, caramel corn, honey-roasted cashews, and a pinch of sea salt. 

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