Peppermint-Rimmed Hot Cocoa

posted on December 22, 2010 by  |  posted under Appetizers, Beverages, Christmas, Desserts, Recipes, Valentine's Day  |  37 Comments

Peppermint-Rimmed Hot Cocoa

I recently experimented by ‘rimming’ my hot cocoa cup. I can confidently tell you that this could be my creative high of 2011.  A-mazing!  I can’t even explain to you how divine ‘Peppermint-Rimming’ is.  ‘Peppermint-Rimming’?!  Not an official term?  It is now.  Add it to your vocabulary because ‘Peppermint-Rimming’ is will be the newest rave! 😉

Peppermint-Rimmed Hot CocoaAren’t they pretty?  Yes, they taste as good as they look!

First start by crushing peppermint candy.  Now I am sure candy canes would work, but candy canes aren’t my thing.  I wanted a soft peppermint candy that would melt quickly. I tried both soft dinner mint peppermints and ‘Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips‘ both incredible.

The soft peppermint candies can be found at the dollar store, or just about any grocery store this time of year.  Make sure to chop them extra fine.  My little hands got tired of chopping so I stuck them in a food processor.

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Simply dip the rim of your mug in melted chocolate…

Peppermint-Rimmed Hot Cocoa

and follow immediately by dipping your chocolate rimmed mug in peppermint goodness…

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Let chocolate cool for appx 5 min. {These could be prepared in advance for guests}.

Peppermint-Rimmed Hot Cocoa

Fill with your favorite hot cocoa and get ready to FALL. IN. LOVE.

Peppermint-Rimmed Hot Cocoa

Let me try to explain,… When you sip the hot cocoa, it immediately melts the chocolate rimmed edge, while melting the peppermint candy, creating the perfect texture of chocolaty gooey peppermint goodness.  Okay, words don’t do it justice.  Just try it.  Trust me.

The ‘Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips‘ I found at my local grocery store.  I admit, they aren’t quite as pretty, but the peppermint baking chips have a heavenly creamy base.  Definitely worth trying too.

Peppermint-Rimmed Hot Cocoa

I honestly can’t pick a favorite.  You’ll have to vote after you try them:

The Soft Peppermint Candy Rimmed….

Peppermint-Rimmed Hot Cocoa

OR the ‘Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips‘ Rimmed…

Peppermint-Rimmed Hot Cocoa

Either way, you can’t go wrong.

This would be a fun addition to the hot chocolate ‘word art’ I just posted on U-Create.

Merry Christmas!

Peppermint-Rimmed Hot Cocoa

    1. December 22nd, 2010 at 7:22 am
      shelly (cookies and cups) says:
      That is a GENIUS idea!
    2. December 22nd, 2010 at 9:34 am
      Mindy says:
      Anyone have a good hot chocolate mix recipe? I want to make them as giveaways in baby food jars for my daughter's winter one-derland party :)
    3. December 22nd, 2010 at 10:02 am
      Alison says:
      This is a fun idea! Love the pictures too!
    4. December 22nd, 2010 at 10:10 am
      Alysha says:
      Oh my gosh. Those pics look yummy enough to eat. Trying these right now!
    5. December 22nd, 2010 at 10:27 am
      Ashlee F. says:
      This looks delish! I can't wait to try it!

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    6. December 22nd, 2010 at 10:37 am
      Leanne says:
      What kind of whipped cream did you use? It looks absolutely delicious.
      • December 22nd, 2010 at 12:04 pm
        Shelley says:
        Reddi-Whip. It's worth the extra to go Brand name on this one. :) REAL Cream.
    7. December 22nd, 2010 at 12:14 pm
      Jen says:
      That looks way good Shell! You should do these for our Progressive Dinner that we were gonna have this year ;)
      • December 22nd, 2010 at 12:32 pm
        Shelley says:
        We should do a New Years one?!
    8. December 22nd, 2010 at 5:01 pm
      Carrie Hamm says:
      you could also do that with red hots too.
    9. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 pm
      Jayme says:
      beautiful - I love the mugs, too! They would match my everyday dinnerware perfectly. Care to share where they come from? :)
      • December 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 pm
        Julie says:
        I love those too!
      • December 22nd, 2010 at 6:29 pm
        Shelley says:
        Dollar STORE!!! Shhhh. My little secret! ;)
    10. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 pm
      Julie says:
      I don't like peppermint in my hot chocolate, but those are about the CUTEST. THINGS. EVER!!! I'd love the soft peppermint candies - I might have to try to find them.
    11. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm
      Mindy says:
      So festive and SO delicious!!
    12. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:37 pm
      Liz says:
      Oooh! Those looks super yummy!! I have always topped my hot chocolate with the Reddi-Whip and then sprinkled cookie sprinkles on top for my kids... I love the idea of the peppermint - even putting some on top of the whipped cream.
      The chocolate rim just adds a whole new dimension of delish goodness to hot chocolate! Thanks for sharing!
    13. December 22nd, 2010 at 6:43 pm
      zalaine says:
      I love this idea! My new favorite of Christmas 2010! Thank you so much!
    14. December 22nd, 2010 at 8:29 pm
      Tiffany says:
      These would have been perfect for our peppermint cocoa party we just had. I should of thought of this myself ~ great idea. You can see our party here:
    15. December 23rd, 2010 at 2:13 am
      Christi says:
      Love this idea, thank you!! Try Hershey's White Chocolate and Peppermint Hugs melted!! Divine!!
    16. December 23rd, 2010 at 8:48 am
      Heather - Chickabug says:
      I LOVE this - it's so simple but so special and pretty! And I love your taste in mugs, too... : ) I'm definitely trying this one - TODAY!
    17. December 23rd, 2010 at 11:20 am
      mary says:
      Such a nice touch... and nice that you can do ahead. your pictures are beautiful! Merry Christmas!
    18. December 25th, 2010 at 4:34 pm
      Donna L. says:
      Thank You!!! Thank You!! I am on vacation with mnore free time onthe computer and I found your site via thecoupongoddess...and in my hotel room...for Christmas morning...I made these wonderful Hot Chocolate creations...I did have to adapt a little...I melted a Hershey's chocolate bar and stalight mints(we put in a plastic baggie and broke them on the edge of the coffee table...a 14 year old thought of that!!) I also drizzled some chocolate in the mug! My family loved it!! It was a perfect way to begin our Christmas morning!
      Merry Christmas!!!
      • December 28th, 2010 at 2:40 pm
        Shelley says:
        Aww, that just made my day. :) I'm so glad it was a part of your Christmas morning. :)
    19. December 25th, 2010 at 5:16 pm
      marla says:
      This peppermint rimmed hot chocolate is such a great idea. Merry Christmas to you :)
    20. January 5th, 2011 at 9:58 pm
      sarah caban says:
      Thank you so much for this idea! I did this w/ my two girls and they thought it was the MOST fun! They ask for it all the time now!
    21. November 13th, 2011 at 4:31 pm
      Mary Ann Koonce says:
      I cannot wait to try it!
    22. November 13th, 2011 at 6:08 pm
      Holly says:
      This has become a Christmas morning tradition. I'm adding the marshmallows on a stick dipped in chocolate... rolled in the peppermint too. This way the adults can use it in their coffee. :)
    23. November 15th, 2011 at 9:22 pm
      kate says:
      just made this tonight and rimmed my cup with crushed mint M&Ms. my daughter clapper her hands and said, 'yea it's so pretty!' thank you so much for the inspiration!
    24. December 15th, 2014 at 9:36 pm
      R... says:
      Do you know when more scarves will be available? I'm looking for the blue/gray scarf & the tan with the gold. Thanks!
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