Recipe courtesy of Donata Maggipinto

Hot Cocoa with Marshmallow Spooks

  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 cups
Save Recipe


6 to 8 large marshmallows

5 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa

3 tablespoons sugar

1/3 cup water

4 cups milk

1 cup half-and-half


  1. Place 1 marshmallow horizontally on a work surface. Using a rolling pin or soup can, flatten the marshmallow by rolling back and forth over it. Using Halloween-themed mini cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the cocoa, sugar, and water. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring, until the sugar and cocoa dissolve, about 2 minutes. Add the milk and the half-and-half and continue to cook, stirring, until bubbles appear along the edges of the pan, about 5 minutes; do not allow to boil. Pour into mugs and garnish with the marshmallow spooks. Serve immediately while the spooks hold their shapes.
Get the Recipe

Perfect Cranberry Sauce

This ruby-hued sauce is a breeze to make with either fresh or frozen fruit.

Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa

Perfect Hot Cocoa

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa Bar

Spiced Hot Cocoa

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa "Cupcakes"

🤤 More Drool-Worthy Recipes