This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.
While I love a good hot mug of my decadent homemade hot chocolate mix, there are times when quick and easy trumps all. And it doesn't get any quicker and easier than popping a Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cup in my Keurig! 15 seconds to brew and it's ready to drink.
Rich, creamy and made with real cocoa, Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cups come in Classic and Salted Caramel flavors. My kids adore them both... and I have to say, I do too. Because it's a totally simple way for them to help themselves to a steaming mug of hot cocoa when they come in from the cold.
One by one, they step up to the Keurig and dispense their favorite flavors of hot cocoa into their favorite mugs. And every so often, I'll set out some fun toppings for them to finish them off -- whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, a dusting of cinnamon, and rainbow sprinkles are all excellent choices.
Just plop a tablespoon of hazelnut butter in the bottom of your mug, brew a Classic Hot Cocoa K-Cup over it, and then top it off with a dollop of whipped cream and some mini chocolate chips. Mmmm-mmmm, I almost didn't want to share -- but I did.
By the way, Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cups are also perfect for parties... In case you missed it, check out this hot cocoa and coffee bar that I put together for a cookie decorating party during the holiday season. We used the same setup for several other gatherings, all to rave reviews!
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— Tara Kuczykowski (@TaraKuczykowski) February 15, 2016
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