Day of the Dead Mexican Hot Cocoa

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Have you ever seen a sugar skull?   They are most often featured in bright colors and are used for the Day of the Dead celebrations.  More and more they are also being used in Halloween celebrations as well.  You can find them on candles, on baked goods, as Halloween costumes, and in decorative pieces.

Sip of this fun and spiced Day of the Day Mexican Hot Cocoa

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday where families and friends get together to remember their friend and family members who have died.  They view it as a day of celebration as they think their loved ones come back and help them celebrate that day.  So when I saw these super fun Sugar Skull Marshmallow Pops from Treat Street I already had several awesome ideas for what to make.

My first thought was to make a Day of the Dead Cake but then something told me marshmallows plus hot cocoa would equal a big win.  I didn’t just want to make traditional hot cocoa either so instead I whipped up a Mexican Hot Cocoa in honor of the Day of the Dead.  Mexican Hot Chocolate is a little different then regular hot chocolate because it has cinnamon and chili powder in it to bring the spice and heat.

It only takes a few minutes to make this delicious spiced Day of the Dead Mexican hot Cocoa

This Day of the Dead Mexican Hot Cocoa takes just a few minutes to make but is such a fun treat.  I dipped the rim of my mug in chocolate syrup and rolled it in Sweets and Treats Monster Mash sprinkles to give it a spooky feel.  Then I made the hot cocoa with cocoa powder, Dixie Crystals granulated sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, and nutmeg.

I poured my Mexican Hot Cocoa into the mug with sprinkles and then topped it with the sugar skull marshmallow.  I simply pulled the marshmallow off of the stick and let it float in my hot cocoa.   It was both creepy and really cool looking.   I loved that it took a really long time for the marshmallow to melt so you could see the skull the entire time I was drinking the cocoa.  However, the bottom of it did melt and made a thick marshmallow layer on top of the cocoa that was so delicious.

Cold after trick or treating? Sip on this Day of the Dead Mexican Hot Cocoa to warm up!

Kids and adults would appreciate this Day of the Dead Mexican Hot Cocoa after going out trick or treating on Halloween or while inside celebrating the Day of the Dead.  No matter what the occasion, it’s a fun treat to serve!

Sip of this fun and spiced Day of the Day Mexican Hot Cocoa

Day of the Dead Mexican Hot Cocoa

A delicious spiced hot cocoa topped with a long lasting sugar skull marshmallow.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D

Ingredients

  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar I used Dixie Crystals
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • chocolate sauce
  • Halloween Sprinkles I used Sweets and Treats Monster Mash
  • Treat Street Sugar Skull Marshmallow Pop

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan heat the milk, sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, and nutmeg over medium high heat.
  • Once the mixture simmers reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Roll the rim of a large mug in chocolate sauce and then roll it in the sprinkles.
  • Pour the hot cocoa into the mug.
  • Pull the sugar skull marshmallow off of the stick and float it on top of the hot cocoa.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

A Hezzi-D Original recipe

I can't get enough of this sweet and spiced Mexican Hot Cocoa recipe


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10 Comments

  1. Love those marshmallows on top – so perfect for day of the dead. Excited to try the hot chocolate with a little heat too!

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