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Ghostly Hot Cocoa Recipe

Ghostly Hot Cocoa Recipe

Chocolate pudding mix is the convenient start to this clever cocoa mix. Kids of all ages get a kick out of the marshmallow ghost floating on top. —Ruby Gibson, Newton, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 6-2/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1 package (5 ounces) cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 30 cups boiling water
  • 30 Peeps ghost candy


  • 1. In a very large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 3 months.
  • 2. To prepare hot cocoa: Dissolve 1/3 cup cocoa mix in 1 cup boiling water. Float a Peeps ghost in each cup of hot cocoa. Yield: 30 servings (10 cups mix).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/3 cup) equals 214 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.