It’s heeeerrre! Nerdie Foodies the Christmas season as come upon us! If you can’t tell this is my favourite time of the year. Warm cozy sweaters, big mugs of hot drinks and a nook to take in the holiday season. We are kicking off the holiday season with these fun hot chocolate recipes and their respective cookie pairings! Let’s go!
Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Queenie’s Hot Chocolate
We head into J.K Rowling’s wonderful wizarding world to sample Queenie Goldstein’s hot cocoa. Geeks Who Eat have deciphered this magical drink and have broken down the ingredients for us Muggles. Check out this magical recipe here!
What would compliment Queenie’s hot cocoa than some butterbeer cookies? Mrs D (a contributor for Just A Pinch) shares with Muggles her recipe for butterbeer cookies. I’m sure the wizarding community wouldn’t mind if we tried our hand at one of their beloved treats. You can find the recipe here!
R2D2 White Chocolate Cocoa
From one magical galaxy to another one far, far, away, we enter the fantastical universe that is Star Wars! R2D2 is here to greet us with a mug of his white chocolate cocoa! You might want to make sure that he followed the recipe that Mary (Florida Bloggess) had written out for him…just saying. If you want to replicate this drink at home, you can find the recipe here!
Gingerbread Wookie Cookies
Do you think Chewie would mind that he’s the muse for these gingerbread cookies? Rosanna Pansino (Nerdy Nummies) doesn’t think he would mind. It’s more of an homage and the spices in the gingerbread cookie would help balance out the sweetness of R2’s cocoa. Check out the recipe in the video below!
The Chronicles of Narnia
White Hot Chocolate (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)
Be cautious of the White Witch for she can and will have you spellbound with just a sip of her hot drink of choice: white hot chocolate. How Katie Mae Stanley (Nourishing Simplicity/Nourishing Gourmet) got this recipe from the Queen herself and has come back unscathed is beyond me. You can find the recipe here!
This is a magical recipe. What we have here is the official oatcakes recipe from the centaurs themselves! Many thanks to the folks over at The Chronicles of Narnia for making the trip to Narnia to get us this recipe! Hopefully it will help keep you from getting completely lost in the witch’s drink. It’s not quite a cookie, but I can let that slide. Shhhh! Check out the recipe here!
Game of Thrones
Frozen Hot Chocolate (With Bailey’s Irish Cream)
I’ll admit, this one is a little bit unconventional. But then again, since when is Game of Thrones ever conventional to begin with? This recipe is for those who live in hot climates during the holiday season! Jana Seitzer (Whisky + Sunshine , formally Merlot Mommy) risked her life to steal away with this recipe from Daenerys Targaryen. Check out the recipe here!
*Side note, if frozen drinks are not your thing, you could add a splash of Bailey’s into a regular mug of hot chocolate. And please, drink responsibly*
Heavy, rich, and sweet to the taste, these cookies are decadent! Jas (from It’s All Geek To Me) found a recipe for sugar cookies that dates back to 1610 which she believes is as close to a sweet cake as we can get without having to go to realm that is Game of Thrones. Check out the recipe here!
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Chocolate River Drink
Have you ever wondered what the chocolate river at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory tastes like? I sure have. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a golden ticket like Charlie Bucket did. But lucky for us a contributor named The Very Hungry Bookworm (from Tasty Kitchen) has cracked Willy Wonka’s chocolate river recipe! As Mr. Wonka has said, “we are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams”. I have dreamed about this liquid chocolate for a very long time and I can’t wait to try it! Check out the recipe here!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan & Paleo Friendly)
As an innovator, I think Willy Wonka would have an appreciation for taking a drink and turning it into a cookie. The spices in this cookie recipe would definitely help balance out the richness and decadence from a drink of the chocolate river. Lindsay Cotter (Cotter Crunch) shares with us her recipe here!
I hope you enjoyed these fun and decadent recipes, and that it gets you into the mood of the holidays.