Warm Holiday Treats from Maine Camp Winter Wonderlands!
December 26, 2017, by Jake
Warm Holiday Treats from Maine Camp Winter Wonderlands!
December 26, 2017, by Jake

Maine Camp Experience camps, our summer playgrounds, are looking like beautiful snow-covered winter wonderlands.  With these tasty recipes for delicious hot chocolate, we’d like to send warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a sweet New Year.

First, a delicious S’mores hot chocolate recipe that will keep as warm and cozy as your favorite camp blanket!


  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ Cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Graham crackers, crushed
  • ¼ Tsp non-bitter stevia (or add 1-2 Tbsp more sugar to taste)
  • ½ Cup Marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to low broil and move oven rack to the second from the top (high enough up to broil your marshmallows). Place baking sheet on rack.
  2. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through – about 5 minutes. Be careful not to overheat or scald.
  3. Add cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, sugar, stevia and salt and whisk vigorously until thoroughly combined.
  4. Meanwhile, take a few marshmallows and rub them around the top of your mugs so the graham crackers will stick. Then, dip mug in graham cracker crumbs until well lined. You could also add some graham cracker crumbs to the bottom of your mug for extra graham flavor.
  5. Pour in hot chocolate and top with 1/4 cup marshmallows each. Carefully set mugs on the baking sheet in the oven and broil marshmallows until browned, watching carefully as to not let them burn.
  6. Carefully remove from the oven with a towel and serve with holders or a small towel to protect hand from heat (they should cool quickly for handling). Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and extra graham cracker crumbs for serving (optional).
  7. Enjoy your delicious treat – served with extra graham crackers for dipping – close your eyes, and pretend you’re back in Maine!

And if you’re looking for more, delicious (and exciting) hot chocolate recipes, be sure to check out these great options from our friends at Tom’s of Maine!


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