Halloween is something everyone gets excited about – you get to dress up in different costumes, have fun with your friends and, most importantly, eat loads of sweets and snacks.


Here’s a something that can spice up your Halloween:

Hot cocoa!

Hot cocoa with marshmallow and chocolate chip eyes on FOXINTHEPINE.COM


  • 1-2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2.5 cups of skim milk
  • Around 0.5 cups of fat-free half-and-half
  • Chocolate chips
  • (You may add some vanilla essence if required!)


In a saucepan, stir together the sugar and the cocoa powder. Slowly begin to add the milk and the cream, as you continue to stir the mixture around. Do not allow the liquid to boil! Take it off the heat, and whisk in your chocolate chips at this point. Make sure they blend together, removing the lumps from the mixture. If you want some undertones of vanilla to come through the mix, stir in the vanilla pods/ essence now. Keep whisking and stirring until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour it into a glass and place your marshmallows on top.

There you have it! A wonderful drink in cold weathers; you can also “dress” your marshmallows using some edible markers.