Feb 22

Quick & Easy Hazelnut Hot Cocoa // Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cups

Simple Hazelnut Hot Cocoa -- making a hot mug of this delicious hot cocoa is as simple as brewing a Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cup over a dollop of hazelnut butter! And of course you need to top it off with some whipped cream and mini chocolate chips for good measure… Yum!!! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

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.

Simple Hazelnut Hot Cocoa -- making a hot mug of this delicious hot cocoa is as simple as brewing a Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cup over a dollop of hazelnut butter! And of course you need to top it off with some whipped cream and mini chocolate chips for good measure… Yum!!! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

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.

Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cups Recipes

Or you can even try something a little fancier, like one of these yummy recipes! My kids and I gave the Hazelnut Hot Cocoa a try on our last snow day, and it was such a delicious treat.

Simple Hazelnut Hot Cocoa -- making a hot mug of this delicious hot cocoa is as simple as brewing a Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cup over a dollop of hazelnut butter! And of course you need to top it off with some whipped cream and mini chocolate chips for good measure… Yum!!! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

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.

Easy Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

Easy Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

Ingredients:

  • 1 Starbucks Classic Hot Cocoa K-Cup pod
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut butter
  • whipped cream
  • mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Drop 1 tablespoon of hazelnut butter into a mug.
  2. Brew 1 Starbucks Classic Hot Cocoa K-Cup pod over the hazelnut butter on the 8-oz. hot cocoa setting.
  3. Top with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. Cozy up and enjoy!

http://unsophisticook.com/hazelnut-hot-cocoa/

 
Hot Cocoa and Coffee Bar

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!

Win a Starbucks Cozy Collection!

Hot cocoa, especially this hazelnut variety, is a cozy and decadent treat all on its own, but Starbucks is giving away some awesome Cozy Collections right now.

Each collection includes a blanket, a mug, marshmallows, shortbreads, a $5 Starbucks Card, exclusive offer on Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® Pods, and Starbucks® Classic and Salted Caramel K-Cup® Pods! To win, simply submit your name and email address on warmupwithcocoa.com.

Simple Hazelnut Hot Cocoa -- making a hot mug of this delicious hot cocoa is as simple as brewing a Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cup over a dollop of hazelnut butter! And of course you need to top it off with some whipped cream and mini chocolate chips for good measure… Yum!!! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

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