Hot Cocoa Recipe Ideas – One Cozy Cup or Hot Cocoa for a Crowd

Hot Cocoa Recipe Ideas – One Cozy Cup or Hot Cocoa for a Crowd

Nothing sounds more inviting than to cuddle up around the fireplace with a cozy cup of hot cocoa and maybe a crunchy cookie or two. Hot chocolate is even more delicious – and even life saving – at larger events you may be catering. Man – I could go for a cup right now! LOL! Sephra is the best chocolate to help you create one steaming mug of yummy hot chocolate; or a large vat of delicious hot cocoa to warm a chilly crowd. We have a basic hot cocoa recipe as well as some pretty clever ideas to add a little extra “Yum” to that mug, too. Our hot chocolate recipes are borrowed and tweaked from “The Pioneer Woman” TV blogger and Food Network star. We’ve added our own special touch – Sephra Chocolate.

How to Temper Chocolate

How to Temper Chocolate

I always thought tempering chocolate would be a daunting task – and really tried to avoid it. Recently I saw a segment on the Food Network on how to temper chocolate. Now, I’m all in to tempering! It’s actually fun! There are so many recipes which really rise to the next level, simply by using a good quality chocolate and tempering it.

Best Chocolate Cake – Espresso Style

Best Chocolate Cake – Espresso Style

The best Chocolate Cake ever… yep, we know there are plenty of claims for the best chocolate cake, but behind our cake stands a team of well-educated chefs, avid foodies and a secret ingredient I’m excited to share with you! This decadent chocolate cake is moist, covered with chocolate frosting with a unique twist! Our entire team gave it a thumbs up! All in agreement that it is a superb chocolate cake recipe. We all had to do a taste test, of course, and enjoyed the cake with coffee, tea, or a cold glass of milk. Be we knew as we were noshing on this yummy cake – we had hit the jackpot by adding our Secret Ingredient – Espresso Powder!

Spider Web Cupcakes

Spider Web Cupcakes

We found a great recipe from Martha Stewart for cute Spider Web Cupcakes. in all honesty, this is probably where I cut corners the most – I would use a cake mix for the cup cakes. The idea I think is so cute for Halloween parties is grouping them together and creating the “spider web” a top the cupcakes.

Pumpkin Spice Fondue and Dip

Mix the cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until completely smooth and until the sugar is dissolved. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times while mixing before adding additional ingredients. Add the pumpkin puree, spices, and maple syrup

Chocolate Truffles for Mother’s Day – You Won’t Find These on Amazon

Chocolate Truffles for Mother’s Day – You Won’t Find These on Amazon

I wanted to do something very special for my ‘girls’ this past Mother’s Day. Nothing ordered from Amazon or See’s candies. Homemade Sephra Chocolate truffles from GiGi’s kitchen was the answer! I did some recipe snooping and found many different ingredients to incorporate into the truffle recipes and many different ways to make these rich, little delectable orbs, using a couple varieties of chocolate from Sephra. What can I say? They were amazing!

Chipotle Cheese Sauce Fondue

Chipotle Cheese Sauce Fondue

Chipotle Cheese Sauce is delicious any time of year, however, even more fantastic for Cinco de Mayo or any type of Mexican Fiesta, taco bar or anything with Mexican Food. Great party food recipe for game day, too. It’s a guys favorite recipes for sure! Do Cinco de Mayo right with this fondue recipe.

Banana Toffee Pudding

Banana Toffee Pudding

This past Easter we were delighted to have a business associate join us for the holiday. She needed to meet with us and the only time schedules coordinated was over Easter weekend. We wanted her to feel welcome and included in our celebration, so asked what she typically served for Easter dessert? Since she is currently living in Fiji and had recently relocated from Australia, but originally hails from the UK, we had no idea what to expect and were admittedly a little nervous. Something with pineapples, or coconut? A dessert you can quickly fashion on the bar-by? Or some bland (no offense England…) minced meat pie thing?