Ogre Eyes Hot Cocoa Recipe
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Ogre Eyes Hot Cocoa Recipe

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Here's looking at you! Halloween guests of all ages will get a kick out of this eerie "vision" staring back at them. It couldn't be easier to make. —Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 cups milk
  • 1 cup mint chocolate chips
  • 1 cup instant hot cocoa mix
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 16 Crows candies
  • 16 lollipop sticks

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 396 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup milk, chocolate chips and cocoa mix. Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Stir in remaining milk; heat through.
  2. Meanwhile, cut a slit in top of each marshmallow; insert a candy. Carefully insert a lollipop stick through the bottom of each marshmallow and into each candy.
  3. Pour hot cocoa into mugs or cups; place two prepared marshmallows in each cup. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: If mint chocolate chips are not available, place 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract in a plastic bag; seal and toss to coat. Allow chips to stand for 24-48 hours.
Originally published as Ogre Eyes Hot Cocoa in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p33

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"I love this it is awesome."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"Very cute idea! For those that are confused about the lollipop sticks, that not only keeps the 2 eyeballs together, but prevents them from flipping over due to the weight of the candy. Without the stick, they would fall forward into the hot cocoa."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"What a great idea! I think I will try Junior Mints next time. Very cute."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"The kids loved it. We followed the recipe and the kids enjoyed helping."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"VERY cute idea - had enough details that one should be able to make it without issues. Some suggested other candies, but need to remember that some candies' colors may bleed into the marshmallow... which may or may NOT be desirable.

We got a good chuckle out of this great idea!"

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