6 Things You Can Make with Hot Cocoa Mix

Store-bought hot cocoa powder can make more than just a hot holiday drink. 

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Hot Chocolate Everything    

Skip traditional hot cocoa and turn those easy-to-use packets into chocolatey holiday desserts.

Hot Chocolate Brownies

These one-bowl brownies couldn't be easier to make, and adding leftover hot chocolate mix is the perfect way to make them extra special. Interested in a Mexican hot chocolate version? Just add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients and sprinkle the top of each brownie with a pinch of chili powder.

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Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Use your leftover hot chocolate or cocoa mix in both the crust and the filling of this super-rich cheesecake that tastes just like the classic drink.

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Hot Chocolate Marble Pound Cake

This swirly pound cake is the perfect place to use leftover hot chocolate mix. Fold in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips if you want a little more chocolate.

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Hot Chocolate Pancakes

Leftover hot chocolate or cocoa mix gives a chocolatey kick to these pancakes, inside and on top. Fold it into the batter and then also simmer it with the maple syrup for decadent drizzling.

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Hot Chocolate Pudding

If you have hot chocolate mix kicking around in your pantry, use some of it to make this easy dessert. This chocolate pudding is topped with whipped cream, but mini marshmallows would be great too!

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Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Leftover hot chocolate or cocoa mix transforms a regular sugar cookie recipe into a festive treat. To keep cookies nice and round when you set the dough log down in the freezer, here's a tip: Hang on to your next cardboard paper towel tube, cut through it with scissors to make an open trough, then rest the log in the makeshift cradle and freeze. 

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