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Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa Recipe

Disclosure: I received Werther's Baking Caramels as well as party supplies to facilitate our Werther's Baking Bash. Opinions are 100% my own.

Crock Pot Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa is one of our favorite treats on a chilly day, and a great addition to a holiday party.  I am loving all the Salted Caramel Chocolatey goodness you can get at stores, restaurants, and coffee shops this time of year – and I thought making it myself might be extra fun too!  I was super excited to host a Werther’s Baking Bash a few days ago and we were sent several bags of Werther’s Baking Caramels which dissolve quickly and are great in cooking and slow cookers.  Below is a simple Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa Recipe that is sure to delight!


This is so delicious and super simple!  Enjoy responsibly! 😉
Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa Recipe
  • half bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • one can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 (or more if you like) Werther’s Baking Caramels
  • one package of hot cocoa powder mix
  • 6 cups warm milk (warm milk prior to putting in the slow cooker)
  • dash of salt

Hot Cocoa Crock Pot

Follow to the next page to get the oh so simple directions…….



  • Put  chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and Werther’s Baking Caramels at the bottom of the crock pot and turn on “Warm”.
  • Warm milk of your choice on the stove or microwave until warm (I put it in the microwave for about 2 minutes)
  • Pour warmed milk into the crock pot.
  • Stir
  • Add in one package of powdered cocoa mix and a dash of salt
  • Let it all melt through and completely warm.
  • Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows!

Werther's Baking Caramels

For our family the above amount is just right – for a larger party we doubled the amount.  I personally used 2% milk – but any milk will do, just depends on your preference.  We use a Crock Pot, but any slow cooker will do!

Christmas Hot Cocoa

Enjoy alongside a Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Cupcake!  <—- best. recipe. ever.


Until Next Time ~ Kate
Categories:  Desserts, Food, Recipes
  1. Danielle says:

    Yum! We don’t have any sweetened condensed milk but I’m going to try it with coconut milk and see how that works!

    • Kate says:

      Danielle I would love to know how it works! So much healthier I am sure! It is very rich and delicious w the sweetened condensed milk, but I know that isn’t the best option!

  2. Carissa J. says:

    It’s a rainy/gray day in May, and this sounds so good right now! I gotta order those caramels on Amazon!

  3. Lorry says:

    Yum. I’m going to have to try this with my kids!!

  4. I made this and it tastes awesome!!!!

  5. Carissa says:

    I think of this drink every Christmas-time! (and maybe some other times as well)

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