Ghostly Hot Cocoa

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


30 servings (10 cups mix)

Updated: Sep. 12, 2022
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
Ghostly Hot Cocoa Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1/3 cup: 214 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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