Hot Cocoa Recipe {& a FREE Gift for YOU!}

hot cocoa, bittersweet walnut grove, homemade, chocolate

Baby it’s cold outside.  Even here in sunny southern California, we’ve been freezing our sun-tanned bums off this Winter.  It’s been unusually cold this year; this weather calls for something warm, sweet, and delicious,

like hot cocoa!

I was recently contacted by the amazing Kristy at Life N Reflection to review her e-book, Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Winter Thyme.  The e-book is a beautiful collection of crafts and recipes passed down from ‘Mom’ or created as Kristy and her sister Tiffany were growing up.  I chose to make  ”Mom’s Hot Cocoa” not only because of the chill in the air, but because the memories shared in the book warmed my heart!

Bittersweet Walnut Grove

Give this Hot Cocoa recipe a try, I promise you will love it!

Bittersweet Walnut Grove Hot Cocoa

homemade hot cocoa, chocolate

homemade hot cocoa, chocolate

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The ultimate taste test:

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It was hot! Still, a WINNER with the Chase-man!

homemade hot cocoa, chocolate

Make sure to save it in an air-tight jar (I used a mason jar) to enjoy anytime this Winter….

homemade hot cocoa, chocolate

…or give some away as a gift!  Speaking of gifts, you can make your very own gift with these 12 Mini Bag Toppers offered to you absolutely free from  Bittersweet Walnut Grove!

**(Be sure to click on the link to get your free bag toppers)**

Want to know more about Bittersweet Walnut Grove? Check it out on Facebook!





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Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. Chase the Star began in 2012 as a creative outlet and to chronicle her DIY and crafty adventures. She is a working mom and wife residing in sunny Southern California.

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  1. Total comfort … I could go for a cup of this right now!

  2. Awe, you melt me heart! I wish had a little cutie like yours to share a cup of Mom’s Hot Cocoa with.

    Thank You Barbra for a beautiful book review ♥

    • Barbara @ Chase the Star says:

      Kristy, thank you so much! You’re so sweet, I loved working with you and really enjoyed the book! Honored to have done it! XO

  3. This looks so good. I tried a recipe before Christmas and it was terrible. Perhaps I can fix my mistake with your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • Barbara @ Chase the Star says:

      Oh nothing worse than trying out a bad recipe! You’ll love this one, trust me if my picky son liked it it must be good! Enjoy!

  4. Thanks for sharing. I love Hot Chocolate!

  5. Barbara – Thank you for sharing our ebook with your readers. We love Mom’s Hot Cocoa too and it warms my heart to know Chase-man does too!

  6. It’s cold today in Texas so I could use a cup of hot chocolate :)

  7. Love hot chocolate! I have never made my own mix before but it sounds like fun!

  8. Yummy and beautiful!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!!

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