salted caramel hot cocoa

Easy Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa With Starbucks®

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Last week was a terrible, no-good, very bad week for my family. It started with yet another snow. We live in southern Kentucky, and we’ve received unusual amounts of snow given our proximity to the south. A few weeks ago, we got nearly 2 feet in the matter of days. It started snowing Sunday afternoon, and didn’t stop until Monday morning. Snow makes it very difficult to get off the farm. I bet you’re thinking, that isn’t such a bad way to start the week. School was cancelled for Gabe, and I luckily work from home. Things started to fall apart quickly that morning. Jeremy took my French Bulldog Bob out for his morning walk, and he began yelping in severe pain. I managed to fall in the snow and ice, and badly injured my hand. We had a sick dog and a lame owner. I decided that Bob needed to go to the vet first, and I waited a day to go to the ER. In a blink, everything changed. At the end of the week, we had said goodbye to my beloved Bob, and I was treated for both a quickly spreading infection in my hand and a fracture. I needed all the comforting that I could get; I settled into the couch with a cup of Starbucks® Hot Cocoa, a warm cozy blanket, and some tasty shortbread cookies. My heart and my body needed rest. I had received these products in my Starbucks® Cozy Collection, and they were very much appreciated in my moment of grief. When I ran out of the Starbucks® Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods, I decided to make my own Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa using Starbucks® Classic Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods.  It was definitely what I needed to speed along my recovery. I’m sharing how to whip up a delectable Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa in a matter of minutes.

 salted caramel hot cocoa

salted caramel hot cocoa

I find comfort in good food and drink when I don’t feel well. I love to wrap myself up a comfy blanket and sip on a warm drink; it warms my soul. This recipe is very easy to make with Starbucks® Classic Hot Cocoa K-Cup pods. You’ll just need to add some caramel candy and sea salt.

I really like the Starbucks® Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa made with the K-Cup® , but with all of the cold weather, we quickly ran out. I only had the Starbucks® Classic Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods in the pantry.

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Curious about my Starbucks® Cozy Collection?

The Starbucks® Cozy Collection includes:

  • A  blanket
  • A  Starbucks® mug to fill with cocoa or coffee
  • Starbucks® Classic and Salted Carmel K-Cup® pods
  • Marshmallows and shortbreads
  • $5 Starbucks Card
  • $1.50 off coupon on Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K Cup® pods

The blanket and mug get repeated use in our house. My cat even uses my blanket when I’m not looking; Leo thinks it’s very cozy.

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Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa
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Ingredients
  • Starbucks® Classic Hot Cocoa K-Cup® Pod
  • Soft chocolate caramel candy pieces
  • Sea Salt
  • Optional marshmallows
Instructions
  1. Prepare K-Cup® in your Keurig® according to directions
  2. Warm candy pieces in the microwave 5-10 seconds until pliable
  3. Top hot cocoa with marshmallow if desired
  4. Add one of two candy pieces
  5. Top with a sprinkle of sea salt
  6. Serve immediately but be cautious, beverage will be hot

starbucks cozy collection

starbucks cozy collection

Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods are available in two varieties that include Starbucks® Classic Hot Cocoa and Starbucks® Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa. They’re both made with real cocoa and non-fat milk.

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Would you like to win a Starbucks® Cozy Collection of your own? You can visit the Starbucks® contest site to enter for a chance to win your very own Starbucks® Cozy Collection. You can also visit the Starbucks® website to learn more about the Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods.

Do you prefer classic hot cocoa or something a little fancier? Salted Caramel is definitely a household favorite in our home. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win your own Starbucks® Cozy Collection!

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2 Comments

  • Reply tina 22/02/2016 at 9:34 pm

    you look so comfortable & cozy!happiness suits you !

  • Reply Jessica @eatsleepbe 26/02/2016 at 1:44 pm

    YUM!!!!!

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