Raise your hand if you've ever eaten hot cocoa mix straight out of the packet because it's that good? Us, too. Well, if you've ever wondered what else you could do with that delicious mix besides make hot chocolate (although, we have an amazing hot cocoa bomb recipe), you're in luck. We tested the following ideas only to find that, yes, cocoa really does make these recipes way better.
Hot Cocoa Bombs
If you decide to go the traditional hot chocolate route, you might want to check out this TikTok-inspired recipe to make the chocolate treat-filled "bomb" to float on top. As it starts to melt in the cocoa, all the fun fillings are released into your hot chocolate!
Hot Cocoa Ice Cream Float
Did someone say hot fudge? Take your hot cocoa to the next level by adding hot fudge and ice cream for a creamy float.
Berrylicious Cocoa Brownies
Try these berry sweet brownies topped with raspberries for a fruity twist on a fudgy classic.
Hot Cocoa Pancakes
Remember how excited you got about adding chocolate chips to pancake batter? This is like that, only tastier.
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Cocoa Marshmallow Creme Frosting
Top your next batch of chocolate cupcakes with this light and fluffy cocoa marshmallow crème frosting, sprinkled with mini marshmallows.
Cocoa Pudding Pops
Chocolate and vanilla puddings combine with a pop of flavor in these easy-to-make pudding pops.
Cocoa-Infused Frozen Mudslide
It might seem like an oxymoron to add hot cocoa mix to a frozen mudslide, but we're telling ya, it works. All you need for this specialty drink is a few ingredients and a blender—no more waiting until the next time you dine out to enjoy this signature treat.
Spicy Chocolate Snack Mix
Spice up snack time with this spicy chocolate mix using hot cocoa for the chocolate flavor!
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Fudgy Peppermint Crunch Cookies
Not only are we using hot cocoa mix to make these chocolate-peppermint cookies, we're also starting with a box of devil's food cake mix to make them extra easy and extra, extra delicious!
Candied Cocoa Popcorn Balls
Popcorn is better with candy! Drizzle these buttery popcorn balls with melted white or dark chocolate and add sprinkles.
Peanut Butter Cocoa
Add peanut butter to your hot cocoa for a sweet and salty combo, topped with whipped cream, of course!