Candy Bar Hot Chocolate Recipe (Dove)

Have you ever heard of candy bar hot chocolate? Well I’d almost forgotten about this nostalgic hot chocolate recipe. We’d make this all the time in HeadStart (yes, even though I’m 30 I can still remember being in HeadStart).

This has got to be one of the easiest, smoothest hot chocolate recipe I’ve ever had. Ok I know I’ve said that about this recipe and this one as well, but it’s the huge flavor payoff that you get from such a simple recipe that has me loving this particular hot chocolate recipe.

With only 4 ingredients and one being your favorite chocolate candy bar, seriously, how can you go wrong!?! Just be sure to use a candy bar that boasts of being “silky”. This will ensure a creamy, silky smooth, and comforting cup of hot chocolate.

No sugar is needed in this recipe when using milk chocolate. If you are using dark chocolate, you may want to sweeten it up a bit.

I’m a DOVE girl myself! (No I didn’t get paid to say that, matter of fact, Dove doesn’t even know I exist) but to be such an inexpensive chocolate it is phenomenal! Silky, balanced sweetness, and so creamy! It rivals some of the imported chocolates I’ve tasted. So if you don’t have a favorite chocolate, use Dove!

If you have little ones in your life, they’ll enjoy being able to create their own custom hot chocolate. When I was little I liked using 3 musketeers. Yeah it was ridiculously sweet but there is no such thing when your little right?

Don’t feel limited to plain chocolate! There are tons of chocolate duos out there this time of year. My hubby loves to combines mint chocolate and dark chocolate. If you have little ones in your life, they’ll enjoy being able to create their own custom hot chocolate. 3 musketeers anyone?

Candy bar hot chocolate recipe
Candy Bar Hot Chocolate 
Watch me make this candy bar hot chocolate  recipe from start to finish!

Candy Bar Hot Chocolate Recipe (Dove)
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 5-7 pieces of Dove Milk Chocolate or a serving size of your fav. chocolate bar
  • ⅛ -1/4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Creamer
  • dash of salt (optional)
  • cool whip or marshmallows optional
  1. Step 1.) In a pot, add milk and candy bars.
  2. Step 2.) Stir over medium heat until candy bars have melted completely.
  3. Step 3.) Add in vanilla, creamer, & salt.
  4. Step 4.) Pour into mugs and garnish if desired.
  5. Adjust the sweetness by add more milk or more chocolate!

Adjust the sweetness by add more milk or more chocolate!


  1. Lisa says

    Why do I want to try this with my favorite candy bar, a Health Bar? Can anyone say choking hazard! LOL I’m going to have to try it your way it’s safer!

  2. says

    I saw this when you first put it on YT a while ago and have been wanting to try it. I finally did and I wanted you to know how lovely it turned out. Thanks so much for sharing. Your recipes are so easy to follow and your personality is the best. I’ll be blogging about this hot chocolate this week. Please stop by and check me out.


  3. Lawrence Gilstrap says

    I have learned another chocolate recipe, thanks for sharing. I love chocolates, and so do my wife and especially the kids. Eating chocolates is good. Brushing teeth after eating anything sweet is what my family does. Not only it helps our teeth to be healthy, but also gives us beautiful smiles.

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