Everyone has at least one skeleton in their closet. When it comes to entertaining around Halloween, let one part of that skeleton out to play: the skull. As temperatures begin to dip, partygoers and trick-or-treaters appreciate a warm beverage in between candy stops. Celebrate Dios De Los Muertos with sugar skulls and yummy Mexican Hot Chocolate or Spiced Cider. Your Abuela (Mexican grandma) would definitely approve. Try some of her recipes below to add warmth and fun to any Halloween party for a touch of history and Halloween eeriness.
Get set to write the recipes of life including Mexican Hot Chocolate with the Karma Kiss’ Set of Three Skull Pens. This set of three pens is skull-er-ific from top to bottom with scary Halloween or Day of the Dead skull details combined with function.
Yummy Mexican Hot Chocolate
Make your own Mexican Hot Chocolate for your Karma Kiss Sugar Skull Mug with this easy recipe below that includes many things that you probably already have in your pantry. By using white chocolate chips or almond bark as the base for your hot chocolate, you can match the white skull mug color for a little Halloween whimsy.
To make an easy, always-warm Mexican Hot Chocolate, combine the following ingredients in your Crockpot and let them simmer for your guests throughout the party.
4 cups skim milk
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup half and half
1 cup white chocolate chips or chopped almond bark
½ teaspoon cinnamon plus more for toppings
½ teaspoon vanilla extract Cayenne (little for little spice, more for heat)
Salt to taste
Set out Sugar Skull Mugs by the Crockpot for a fun visual display combined with a warming hot chocolate. Whipped cream, chocolate jimmies and a cinnamon sugar Sweet Spirits Sugar Shaker help guests customize their steaming mug of yumminess. A display of biscotti “bones” for dipping in the hot chocolate adds a fun touch of Halloween ambiance.
Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of your Mexican Hot Chocolate with our Sweet Spirits Sugar Shaker. This delicate porcelain skull features traditional Dios De Los Muertos designs with a sweet surprise on the skull inside.
Sweet Spirits Sugar Shaker
If a bit of hot-spiced grog is more to your guests’ liking, try serving it in our Doomed Skull Shot Glass. Guests can fill the skull shot glasses with warmed spiced cider made with the simple recipe below.
Combine one gallon apple cider and one cup brown sugar in a second crockpot. Float one teaspoon of whole cloves and one cinnamon stick combined in a cheesecloth bundle to add the spice of life to your apple cider. Remove the spices after a few hours of warming the cider on low heat. Add a few orange slices for a balanced sweetness and a touch of acidity to match the flavor of the apples while adding a festive touch to your Halloween beverage station. Leave the crockpot on the “keep warm” setting to keep your cider warm and the scent of apples wafting through your party.
Halloween doesn’t have to be the Karma Kiss of death. You can entertain with Dios De Los Muertos skull style complete with themed mugs and decorative accents. Warm the hands, hearts and even skulls of your friends and family while you celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead together.
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