Hot cocoa is based on powdered cocoa, hot chocolate is based on shavings or morsels of chocolate. So I dubbed this cocoalate. This recipe is a compromise, with a delectable taste and a combination of pricey and cheap chocolates. It all began when I got a sipping chocolate mix from the Christmas clearance aisle. Oooh man. This is a whole different creature from the junk mixes. It is rich and chocolatey. If you’ve made the cocoa from the side of the Hershey’s tub you know it is a much stronger beverage. The following hot cocoa recipe creates a decadent hot chocolate and is suitable for gift giving. Per serving it costs more than the cheap mix from the store, but it produces a superior treat and is cheaper than the brand name mixes that are better quality. I based this on the Country Living Hot Chocolate Mix recipe. I changed it a little bit, to suit my tastes. Stick it in a mason jar, put some pretty paper on the lid, and attach some home Originally posted on TheMoreWithLessMom.com.