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