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The nights are getting cooler here in Southern California and it’s time to bring out the hot chocolate! This winter staple is a favorite of my kids and they love it when I create a little “bar” for them and let them add their own mix-ins. It’s become one of our favorite holiday traditions. This year I decided to create some printables to go with our hot chocolate bar, and I hope that you will love it as much as I do!

Hot Chocolate Bar with Free Chalkboard Printables 2

Self serve hot chocolate bars are so much  fun for parties. They don’t have to be extravagant…just set up your hot milk or water, packets of mix and a few mix-ins. Include some adorable mugs like these enamel mugs. Using real mugs as opposed to styrofoam adds such charm to your hot chocolate bar.

hot chocolate bar

Some of my favorite mix-ins include Hershey kisses, chocolate syrup, caramels or caramel sauce/syrup, sprinkles, whipped cream, marshmallows, candy canes or flavored creamers. Download my printables and tie the “Cup of Cheer” tags around your mugs for a little extra charm.

Hot Chocolate in Enamel Mugs with free printable

My kids love the little tag and being able to use their own mug. The enamel mugs are perfect because they are larger than kids mugs but not fragile like a ceramic mug.

If you really want to get fancy, you can also go all out and make your own hot chocolate from scratch, or maybe have a sampling. Here are a few pretty awesome looking recipes:

Coconut Caramel Hot Chocolate - Tasted Just like a Samoa Cookie!

Caramel Coconut Hot Chocolate

Black Forest Hot Chocolate

Black Forest Hot Chocolate

Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

S’Mores Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice Hot White Chocolate

Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Wouldn’t those be fun for a holiday party? I can’t wait to use them for the nest party we host!

If you would like the printables, you can download them using the link below. Please remember that the printables are for personal use only, and the design is not for resale in any way. Thank you!

You might also enjoy these other free holiday printables!

free printable advent calendar title2

Advent Calendar Treat Bags
(available in two colors)

Chalkboard Swirly Tree image

Chalkboard Christmas Tree

o come all ye faithful printables

O Come All Ye Faithful Tree Printables

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. This is adorable! Definitely printing. Thank you so much. This is driving me crazy — what font is the “cheer” written in? I’m seeing it a lot right now and can’t find the name!

  2. These photos are just GORGEOUS — and love the idea of a hot chocolate bar, so perfect for the chilly months! I’ve had such a fun time peeking at the contributions of fellow West Elm partnership participants — hope you’ll take a peek at mine as well!

  3. My girls LOVE hot cocoa, so this will be a hit in our home this wintertime!!! Just bought some stuff at West Elm.

  4. I’m in love with this hot chocolate bar of yours- your mugs, straws, labels, everything! Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve never done a hot chocolate bar, but now I’m totally inspired to. Have a great weekend, Kristin!

  5. Such an adorable set up and the printables are to die for!

    I’m a former teacher and I’ve been trying to bring themed treats to the staff at my daughter’s school once a month…now I know what December’s treat will be! I think I’ll buy a black tri-fold foam core board and mount a lightweight frame for the hot cocoa bar sign…school staff rooms are notoriously ugly and messy, so that will provide a nice little backdrop for the display! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lisa Frank

    P.S.–I also just sent you a comment asking about your chalkboard Christmas tree printable. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. The printable is adorable! I had to hide my screen from the boys as I was reading because if they saw that yummy hot chocolate they would be begging for some right before bed ๐Ÿ™‚ I love west elm as well, wish one was just a little closer. Hope you are having a great week.