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5 Things to Make with Hot Cocoa Powder This Fall

Gone are the days where hot cocoa powder is just for hot cocoa! What a wonderful world we live in where we can now use hot cocoa powder for tons of delicious recipes. All the recipes have a delicious chocolate-y flavor, all while being super simple! Of course, you can still use hot cocoa powder for a soul warming drink by the fire on a chilly evening. But wouldn’t it be great to try something new that’s just as good? Here are 5 things to make with hot cocoa powder this Fall.

Delicious Things to Make with Hot Cocoa Powder

Hot Cocoa Pancakes

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This is a match made in heaven. Warm, filling pancakes with a hot cocoa feel. Mix the hot cocoa powder in with the batter and you’ve got a chocolate pancake. That’s not all! Heat up some maple syrup and mix in the hot cocoa powder. Stir until the powder has dissolved and voila! Delicious chocolate syrup. Pour that stuff all over your chocolate pancakes. This is a perfect breakfast for a frosty morning.

Hot Cocoa Pudding

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Creamy, smooth, and satisfying. Hot cocoa powder makes a delicious pudding. The hot cocoa powder is already really sweet so it becomes a delicious pudding. Get your favorite hot cocoa powder so that your pudding tastes just like it. Top off your pudding with some whipped cream or chocolate shavings. 

Hot Cocoa Cheesecake

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Can you say decadent? This rich chocolate cheesecake will satisfy any sweet tooth. Crumble up some chocolate graham crackers for the crust, mix the hot cocoa powder in with the cheesecake ingredients, and then you’re done! Everyone will want to grab a thick slice. Or why dirty up plates? Let everyone grab a fork and go to town. It’s that good. 

Hot Cocoa Brownies

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Who doesn’t love a good brownie? But a brownie that tastes like your favorite hot cocoa powder? Forget about it. Add some hot cocoa powder to your favorite brownie recipe and see how you like it. Put mini marshmallows on top to make it a little more fun. Some people even like the Mexican chocolate twist on their brownies. All you have to do is add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients then top each brownie off with a tiny pinch of chili powder. That’ll spice up your Fall for sure. 

Gourmet Hot Cocoa

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We cannot talk about things to make with hot cocoa powder without mentioning the Mother of it all. Make your hot cocoa great by using milk instead of water to make it creamy. Add a pinch of sugar to make it a little sweeter. Then go all out on the gourmet! Add whipped cream, chocolate chips, a caramel drizzle, or chocolate shavings. Yum. 

Summing Up

Hot cocoa powder can be used to make so many delicious things. Of course, some hot cocoa will probably always hit the spot. However, if you’re looking for a change and want to try something new, try one of these other things! You won’t be sorry. They are all awesome desserts with a yummy hot chocolate flavor! You’re going to have an awesome Fall with some awesome new favorite hot cocoa powder recipes. 

Denali Gillen

I am a farmer’s wife living a farmer’s life. I love having wide open spaces and plenty of space to raise a family. Making the most out of outdoor spaces is something I never get tired of!

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