The next time you indulge in a cup of hot cocoa, try out these snack combinations to make your chocolate-y experience even better.

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Chocolate chip cookies: The only thing better than dunking chocolate chip cookies into a glass of milk is dipping it into a mug of hot cocoa. If you love chocolate, this pairing will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

Pretzels: We all know that salty and sweet go well together, so pretzels and hot cocoa are obvious choices if you’re looking for combinations that bring out the best of both worlds.

Peppermint bark: You can’t go anywhere during the holidays without seeing peppermint-themed snacks. This year, try pairing your hot cocoa with peppermint bark to get you right into the holiday spirit!

Nuts: This might seem like a weird choice, but munching on little snacks like almonds, peanuts or cashews gives your hot chocolate a nutty flavor that you’re sure to enjoy.

Strawberries: Strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Hollowing out your strawberries and filling the insides with whipped cream will make the pairing “berry” delicious!


Winnie Lam
Winnie Lam serves as the 2020-2021 On The Menu Editor. She has an unhealthy obsession with Trader Joe's and she loves all things matcha.