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Ogre Eyes Hot Cocoa

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


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour hot cocoa into mugs or cups; place two prepared marshmallows in each cup. Serve immediately.
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.

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  • MakaylaMHughes
    Sep 14, 2015

    I love this it is awesome.

  • jan0310
    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.

  • deanne1954
    Nov 1, 2010

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

  • playsinthedirt
    Nov 1, 2010

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

  • fancynancykay
    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!

  • kd7qyy
    Oct 31, 2010

    I think green dots for Shrek eyes would work ok

  • qwm
    Oct 31, 2010

    Crows Candies are like black licorice "Dots" candies. Maybe Milk Duds or Jr. Mints could be used as well. Cute idea!

  • homeschoolingcarol
    Oct 31, 2010

    What are Crows candies?

  • jolederman
    Oct 31, 2010

    Not explained in good enough detail. If marshmallows float, why the sticks? Ithink scarier if they floated whereever they would float.

  • jolederman
    Oct 31, 2010

    Not explained what uses of sticks is for. Do not like recipes that make me think. Do bthe marshmallows float? If son they would be scarier just flosating wherever they wanted to go.