Boozy Hot Chocolate Board


Come in from the cold to this fun and festive hot chocolate board! For the adults, spike this rich and decadent hot chocolate with your favorite sweet liqueur and garnish with your favorite toppings. For hands-off prep, make the hot chocolate in your slow cooker.

hot cocoa board
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
8 servings
Nutrition Profile:


Hot Chocolate

  • 3 ½ cups whole milk

  • 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60% cacao), broken into pieces

  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao), broken into pieces

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup liqueur (such as Kahlua, Frangelico or Baileys; optional)

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Crushed hard peppermint candies

  • Mini marshmallows

  • Sprinkles

  • Whipped cream

  • White and dark chocolate pieces

  • Caramel sauce or caramel candies

  • Butter mint candies

  • Cookies (such as Oreos, pirouettes or shortbread)

  • Graham crackers


  1. Combine milk, cocoa, syrup, chocolate pieces and vanilla in a 3- to 7-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until the chocolate is melted, about 2 hours. Stir in liqueur (if using), cream and salt. Keep warm. (Stovetop variation: Whisk milk, cocoa and syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When steaming, whisk in chocolate, 1 piece at a time, until melted, 5 to 8 minutes. Add vanilla. Whisk in liqueur (if using), cream and salt. Keep warm.)

  2. Arrange accompaniments of your choice on a serving board, and serve with the hot chocolate.


Equipment: 3- to 7-qt. slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
13g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size about 1/2 cup cocoa & 1 Tbsp. accompaniments each
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Vitamin A 393IU 8%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 6mcg 1%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 170mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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