PHOENIX -- If you're looking for a way to entertain both the adults and the kids at your New Year's Eve Party, food designer Hayley Gibson has just the thing -- an interactive hot-chocolate station.
Gibson showed Tess Rafols and Javier Soto an easy make-ahead recipe that's sure to be a hit.
You will need lollipop sticks and chocolate molds, ice cube trays or small paper cups
12 oz. or 1 package chocolate chips (milk, semi sweet, white or combination)
3/4 cup hot cocoa mix
1/8 tsp. salt
Crushed peppermint candies, cinnamon sticks
Coating chocolate of various colors
Melt chocolate completely. Mix in cocoa mix and salt. The mixture will be thick and have the texture of a sticky dough.
Press into mold, insert stir/lollipop stick and refrigerate about 30 minutes to help it set up.
Unmold and decorate by dipping into different colored chocolates and other candies if desired.
Stir cocoa stick into 8 ounces of hot milk until dissolved.
Milk can be flavored with extracts, peppermint candies or flavored liquors.
Top with marshmallows if desired and enjoy.
For more information, visit www.helpfromhayley.com.