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Ogre Eyes Hot Cocoa Recipe

Ogre Eyes Hot Cocoa Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup hot cocoa with 2 prepared marshmallows equals 396 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.