Spiked Hot Chocolate Board with Chocolate Filled Marshmallows

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My Hot Chocolate Board was such a hit, that I decided the only way to top it was by adding some booze to make them for some adult fun. I gathered three of my favorite spiked hot chocolate recipes, which you will find below, and built this board and all the toppings around them! Plus, who doesn’t love fluffy marshmallows? My go-to are Stuffed Puffs for adding extra richness and flavor. There’s a little something for every preference (ahem, tequila, vodka, and Irish cream), so drink up! Serve them in these glass mugs for an extra fancy touch.


For other cocktail ideas, check out my Bloody Mary Bar, Whiskey Sour Recipe, Easy Margarita Recipe, and Blackberry Mocktail Mule.

spiked hot chocolate board

How to Make Spiked Hot Chocolate: Three Ways

These mini appetizers are super easy to make. Here’s how:

S’Mores Hot Cocoa

For vodka drinkers…

Ingredients

  • 3 Classic Milk Chocolate Stuffed Puffs Marshmallows
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1.5 oz vanilla vodka (a shot!)
  • Whipped cream
  • 1 half graham cracker, for garnish
  • 1 toasted Classic Milk Chocolate Stuffed Puff, for garnish
spiked hot chocolate recipe

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, slowly heat milk over medium-low heat until steaming. Add Stuffed Puffs and whisk until fully incorporated and marshmallows have melted.
  • Add vodka to a mug (find my favorites on Amazon!) then fill the rest of the way with hot cocoa and stir to combine. Top with whipped cream. 
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick to serve.
spiked hot chocolate with marshmallows
hot chocolate with marshmallows

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

For those looking for a fresh, minty kick…

Ingredients

  • 3 Chocolate Peppermint Bark Stuffed Puffs Marshmallows
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1.5 oz Irish Cream liqueur
  • ½ oz peppermint schnapps
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sprinkles, for garnish
  • Chocolate Pirouette, for garnish
boozy hot chocolate

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, slowly heat milk over medium-low heat until steaming. Add Stuffed Puffs and whisk until fully incorporated and marshmallows have melted.
  • Add peppermint schnapps and Irish cream to a mug, then fill the rest of the way with hot cocoa and stir to combine. Top with whipped cream. 
  • Garnish with chocolate sprinkles and Pirouette to serve.
spiked hot chocolate

Mexican Hot Cocoa

For tequila lovers…

Ingredients

  • 3 Chocolate Stuffed Puffs Marshmallows, halved 
  • 1 cup milk
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Chili Powder, to taste
  • 1.5 oz Tequila
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon Stick, for garnish
boozy hot chocolate with marshmallows

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, slowly heat milk over medium-low heat until steaming. Add Stuffed Puffs and whisk until fully incorporated and marshmallows have melted.
  • Whisk in cinnamon and chili powder until combined. 
  • Add tequila to a mug then fill the rest of the way with hot cocoa and stir to combine. Top with whipped cream. 
  • Garnish with graham cracker and toasted marshmallow to serve.
hot chocolate cocktail

Put It All Together 

Once you know the recipes you’ll be offering on your board, it’s time to build your spread! Similar to my original Build Your Own Hot Chocolate Board, lay out all your fun toppings, but this time add the alcohol and organize it in a way that leads your guests to try the various recipes. You could even lay out some labels or signs for fun. You can find my favorite glass mugs on Amazon! Pro tip: lay out all your toppings before you make the cocoa so it’s hot and fresh when you serve it!

Ingredients

  • Plain marshmallows
  • Graham crackers
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Chocolate Stuffed Puffs
  • Stuffed Puffs
  • Chocolate Pirouettes
  • Vanilla Pirouettes
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Star sprinkles
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream

Directions

  • Set the broiler to high.
  • Arrange plain marshmallows in a small oven-safe skillet and toast until browned on top and gooey inside. Place on the board first, but make sure to use a trivet–it’s hot! 
  • Add whipped cream, Stuffed Puffs, sprinkles, and cinnamon to bowls and arrange on the board around the skillet. 
  • Add Pirouettes to tall glasses and place in the empty space on the board.
  • Finally add graham crackers to the edge of the board. 
  • Serve your alcohol of choice, next to the board for easy pouring so guests can start building their hot cocoa cocktails. Enjoy!
boozy hot chocolate board

Alternative Cocoa Toppings

  • Chocolate chips
  • Flakey salt
  • Toffee bits
  • Crushed peppermint
  • Chocolate syrup 
  • Caramel sauce
  • Mini marshmallows

Show Me Your Cocktails

I hope this post inspires you to create a hot cocoa toppings board to serve your delicious drinks. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful boards you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share! 

And, If you liked this recipe, please rate and review.

Boozy Hot Chocolate Board

Description

Enjoy these 3 spiked hot chocolate recipes with a build-your-own toppings board.

Ingredients
  

Mexican Hot Cocoa

  • 3 Chocolate Stuffed Puffs Marshmallows halved
  • 1 cup milk
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Chili powder to taste
  • 1.5 oz Tequila
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

S'Mores Hot Cocoa

  • 3 Classic Milk Chocolate Stuffed Puffs Marshmallows
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1.5 oz vanilla vodka
  • Whipped cream
  • 1/2 graham crackers for garnish
  • 1 Classic Milk Chocolate Stuffed Puff for garnish

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

  • 3 Chocolate Peppermint Bark Stuffed Puffs Marshmallows
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1.5 oz Irish cream liqueur
  • .5 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate Pirouette for garnish
  • Chocolate sprinkles for garnish

For The Board

  • Plain marshmallows
  • Graham crackers
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Chocolate Stuffed Puffs
  • Stuffed Puffs
  • Chocolate Pirouettes
  • Vanilla Pirouettes
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Star sprinkles
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream

Instructions

Mexican Hot Cocoa

  • In a small saucepan, slowly heat milk over medium-low heat until steaming. Add Stuffed Puffs and whisk until fully incorporated and marshmallows have melted.
  • Whisk in cinnamon and chili powder until combined.
  • Add tequila to a mug then fill the rest of the way with hot cocoa and stir to combine. Top with whipped cream.
  • Garnish with graham cracker and toasted marshmallow to serve.

S'Mores Hot Cocoa

  • In a small saucepan, slowly heat milk over medium-low heat until steaming. Add Stuffed Puffs and whisk until fully incorporated and marshmallows have melted.
  • Add vodka to a mug then fill the rest of the way with hot cocoa and stir to combine. Top with whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick to serve.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

  • In a small saucepan, slowly heat milk over medium-low heat until steaming. Add Stuffed Puffs and whisk until fully incorporated and marshmallows have melted.
  • Add peppermint schnapps and Irish cream to a mug, then fill the rest of the way with hot cocoa and stir to combine. Top with whipped cream.
  • Garnish with chocolate sprinkles and Pirouette to serve.

For the Board

  • Set the broiler to high.
  • Arrange plain marshmallows in a small oven-safe skillet and toast until browned on top and gooey inside. Place on the board first, but make sure to use a trivet–it’s hot!
  • Add whipped cream, Stuffed Puffs, sprinkles, and cinnamon to bowls and arrange on the board around the skillet.
  • Add Pirouettes to tall glasses and place in the empty space on the board.
  • Finally add graham crackers to the edge of the board.
  • Serve your alcohol of choice, next to the board for easy pouring so guests can start building their hot cocoa cocktails. Enjoy!
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