3 Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Pairings to Go With Your Christmas Cookies

3 Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Pairings to Go With Your Christmas Cookies

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Sheela Prakash
Nov 27, 2017
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As soon as the cold days of winter hit, I find myself overcome with an intense craving for hot chocolate. Nothing seems to usher in the season quite like a steamy mug with a marshmallow floater. A quick cup of Swiss Miss and a handful of mini marshmallows might satisfy if there are no other options, but I think the holiday season calls for something even more special.

These three homemade hot chocolate recipes are as rich and creamy as they come. Topping them with a homemade marshmallow only seems right — especially if that particular marshmallow pairs perfectly with that hot chocolate. Here are three holiday pairings that are sure to put you in a festive mood.

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1. Classic Hot Chocolate + Eggnog Marshmallows

There might not be anything more fitting for the holidays than marshmallows infused with eggnog and maple syrup. These nutmeg-dusted treats shine so much on their own that they need nothing more than a mug of the most classic, most chocolatey hot chocolate to perch themselves on.

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3. Caramelized White Chocolate "Hot Chocolate" + Birthday Cake Marshmallows

Roasting white chocolate transforms it from something that's usually sweet and uninteresting into something that's full of nutty, butterscotch-like flavor. Buttery, birthday cake-inspired marshmallows round out that nuttiness and add a pop of color to your mug, thanks to their festive sprinkles.

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3. Nutella Hot Chocolate + Fluffy Vanilla Marshmallows

While the chocolate-hazelnut goodness that is Nutella doesn't particularly need much more to deem it wonderful, spiking this hot chocolate with bourbon (if you're of age, of course) makes it extra special. A traditional vanilla marshmallow keeps things balanced.

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