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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


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


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

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MakaylaMHughes User ID: 8525869 232867
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"I love this it is awesome."

jan0310 User ID: 3546738 107575
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."

deanne1954 User ID: 2543440 175344
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

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

playsinthedirt User ID: 90355 175066
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

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

fancynancykay User ID: 4538760 101742
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!"

kd7qyy User ID: 1998804 175341
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"I think green dots for Shrek eyes would work ok"

qwm User ID: 1379428 107573
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4565404 94207
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"What are Crows candies?"

jolederman User ID: 5047172 173590
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5047172 173589
Reviewed 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."

cakemama3 User ID: 5284662 160614
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"I'm not sure of the purpose of the lollipop sticks, maybe for proper balance, to keep them upright? I also like the idea of using m&m candies or even chocolate chips but not sure if that would make the marshmallow turn over.... this recipe could use a little more explanation."

crossroad80 User ID: 799792 158326
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"easy and very clever!"

countryjules1964 User ID: 3294346 158325
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"I think that I would use either green M&M's for the eyes to give them a scarier look. It would also make the eyes look more sunken."

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