Get ready for winter and holidays with a Hot Cocoa Drawer in your kitchen.
Get inspiration and tips on how to set up without counter space.
How To Create A Hot Cocoa Drawer
Instead of using counter space to create a hot cocoa bar/station, I used one of our kitchen drawers to organize and store everything without giving up space.
When we made updates to our kitchen, one way I maximized space in our small kitchen was to add drawer pull-outs to as many of our IKEA Maximera drawers as possible.
Even if you don’t have a “hidden” drawer, you can take your junk drawer or another drawer to create a hot cocoa drawer for the holiday and winter.
Hot cocoa is a staple in our home throughout the holiday and winter seasons, so having a place to have everything neat and organized makes our hot cocoa nights even better.
Read on to see everything we placed in our hot cocoa setup.
Some of our favorite hot cocoa recipes:
Here is a resource list of everything shown in our hot cocoa drawer.
Holiday Organizer (found at HomeGoods). Here is a similar one.
Mini Mason Jars to hold the hot cocoa and toppings.
Items in our hot cocoa drawer:
Chocolate Stirring Spoons | HomeGoods (similar ones here)
REESE’S Peanut Butter Christmas Trees
HERSHEY’S Hot Chocolate Kisses
HERSHEY’S S’mores Kisses
Mini Candy Canes
Andes Peppermint Crunch
Brach’s Holiday Peppermint Nougat Candy
REESE’s Nutcracker Candy
Peppermint Stick Stirrers
YORK Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties Snowflakes Holiday Candy
Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolate
Sea Salt Caramel Hot Cocoa Mix Packets | Target
Classic Hot Cocoa Packets
Our Hot Chocolate Toppings:
Crushed Candy Canes
Mini Toffee Bits
Mini Chocolate Chips
White Chocolate Chips
Peppermint Cocoa Mix
Where do you put the excess amount of items?
I have a drawer in our kitchen to house additional tins of hot cocoa, marshmallows, and all our Santa and Christmas mugs.
We keep the extra bags of candy and treats in the garage until I refill the drawer.
One thing I didn’t add to our drawer (yet) is hot cocoa bombs.
What if I don’t have a big drawer like this?
Use whatever size drawer you have! The great thing about using organizers is that they come in all shapes and sizes.
This idea is to inspire you to create your style of hot cocoa drawer. So, use our post as inspiration to create something fun for you and your family this holiday season.
And, if you have space and want to create a hot cocoa bar/station, you can get my tips on creating a hot cocoa bar here.