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Creative, remixed hot cocoas—think spicy, vitamin-packed, and lusciously rich—are as much fun as a snow day.
The King's Cupboard Three Chilies Chocolate Chunk
This cocoa has just a dash of fiery heat—from cayenne, jalapeño, and chipotle—for warmth that has real staying power. ($10; KingsCupboard.com)
Dorado Hot Cocoa Kit
Pop two of the chocolate-covered marshmallows into hot milk and stir; the result is a creamy mug of cocoa topped with the requisite fluff. ($14; DoradoChocolates.com)
Nestlé 7 Vitamins and Minerals Hot Cocoa
Skip the guilt with this fortified treat, which contains more than 25 percent of the recommended daily amounts of calcium and iron and just 80 calories per serving. ($2.50; grocery stores)
La Maison du Chocolat Tasse de Chocolat
Inspired by famously thick European drinking chocolate (like a melted candy bar), these tiny, M&M-like spheres melt into a blend that almost requires a spoon. ($18; LaMaisonduChocolat.us)
Moonstruck Dark Cocoa
Stash a few of these single-serve packets, which contain 85 percent cacao, anywhere a chocolate craving might hit. ($2 each; MoonstruckChocolate.com)
Looking for a Snack to Go with Them?
Try one of these holiday treats—or give them to a loved one as a thoughtful, homemade gift.
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From the December 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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