10 cozy hot chocolate and snack pairings

OK, so maybe you're bribing them with a reward for shovelling the driveway. Regardless, these cozy recipes are the best way to warm up those rosy cheeks.

10 cozy hot chocolate and snack pairings

Hot chocolate and snacks

Maple Hot Chocolate

Classic hot cocoa gets a Canadian twist with the addition of sweet maple syrup. Get the recipe: Maple Hot Chocolate

mug of hot chocolate with marshmallowsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

Chewy chocolate chip cookies in bar form, this is your new favourite no-fuss way to make bake. Plus, their long and thin form makes them the perfect shape for dunking. Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

Chocolate chip cookie bars arranged on a green backgroundPhoto: Erik Putz


Classic Hot Chocolate

It doesn’t get more decadant than a cup of homemade cocoa with melted chopped chocolate and thick cream. Candy canes make great tricked-out stir sticks. Get the recipe: Classic Hot Chocolate

Mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows and candy canes

Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Take hot chocolate out of the cup and into the cookie with these squishy sandwich bites. They’re a bit of work to make, but one bite and you’ll forget all the hassel. Get the recipe: Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies

plate of homemade whoopee piesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

No-bake is all right by us. Creamy peanut butter hangs out with icing sugar to create a fluffy centre nestled up in a silky chocolate coating. Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Pink sheet with three chocolate balls topped with sprinkles and crushed nutsPhoto: Craig Boyko


Heart Marshmallows

What’s a cup of hot chocolate without marshmallows? Oh, you normally just take a handful from the bag? Well, friend, these homemade mallows are about to change your life. Get the recipe: Heart Marshmallows

two cups of hot cocoa with marshmallows

Nutella Kiss Icebox Cookies

Icebox cookies are the best. They freeze well—hence their name—and are a satisfying companion to that hot drink you’re holding. Get the recipe: Nutella Kiss Icebox Cookies

plate of nutella cookiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chocolate Crinkles

If allergies are an issue, tender and fudgey crinkles are your go-to. They’re free from eggs, nuts and dairy, and taste like sugar-coated brownies!! Get the recipe: Chocolate Crinkles

closeup of chocolate crinkle cookies in a boxPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Kettle Corn Snack Mix

So, you’re more into the salty snacks, huh? This kettle corn should do the trick. That’s popcorn, pretzel sticks, cereal and dried fruit mixed together with a sticky-sweet coating and the perfect amount of crunch. Get the recipe: Kettle Corn Snack Mix

mason jar filled with popcorn and pretzel snack mixPhoto: Erik Putz

Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

After all that outdoor time, boost your energy level with this simple bar. They’re perfectly portable and make a nice pocket snack for when you’re still only halfway done shovelling the driveway. Get the recipe: Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

fruit and nut bars tied up with stringPhoto: Andrew Grinton

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