Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go

Do kids really know what we as parents, do each and every day? Until the time change happens I escort my son to the bus stop in almost complete darkness. In a few weeks I will be holding a flashlight on our third of a mile walk to the bus stop.

Layered up, while my son is wearing shorts is pretty much the look you will see from me. NO complaining because that is what moms do. I never think twice about heading out, it’s my duty and a chance to get to one on one time with my youngest child.

his week I thought I would surprise my fellow bus stop moms with some crock pot Caramel Hot Cocoa to enjoy while we wait for the bus and give us a break from the cold morning air. 

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go


Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa


This recipe takes about two hours on low, so it might not be ideal to make it in the morning but I am sure your other bus stop pals would love a warm drink on a cool fall afternoon when you pick up your kids for the bus stop as well.

Either way with just a few ingredients you are on your way to a wonderful warm beverage that you can even share with the kids, because they will be asking and smelling the yumminess steaming from your cups. 

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go

All you need for this Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go is chocolate chips, I used a mixture of semi sweet and milk chocolate, Milk (we used skim),  light cream and soft caramels.

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go

Put all these ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 2 hours or until everything is melted. 

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go

Time for bus? Fill Dixie® To Go cups with the Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa  leaving about one to two inches for the fun toppings. 

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go

You bet, every mom deserves a little whipped cream for all that we do.


Top off your whipped cream with some caramel sauce. I know it is the indulgences but how often do moms do things for ourselves to celebrate us and all that we do as amazing parents? 

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go


Place the leak-resistant lid on top and head to the bus stop to send off those sweet kids off to school. No worries, the Dixie® To Go allows you to enjoy your hot beverage confidently as the insulated layer won’t burn your hands.

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go

Personally any mom will thank you when they don’t have to clean your mugs and return them. The only clean up you will have with this wonderful cool weather morning beverage is the crock pot and that can wait.

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go

Wave goodbye to the kids and then you are off to work. Whether you work in the home or outside the home, you crush it everyday by being there for your kids every need  and deserve a little treat. 

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go

Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go

Yield: 6 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

A wonderful homemade slow cooked hot cocoa recipe Crock Pot Caramel Hot Cocoa on the Go


  • 1 cups semi sweet
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup caramels, unwrapped
  • 4 cups milk, we used skim
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel Sauce


  1. Place all items in the crock post except the whipped cream and caramel sauce.
  2. Cook on low for 2 hours or until everything is melted. You may want to stir the mixture half way thru.
  3. Top each glass with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 369Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 52mgSodium 189mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 27gProtein 9g

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  1. That is because your kids are going to be my new models and testers!!

  2. My kids were SOOOO excited to SEE & read this… and of course, they’re asking to try some! 😉

  3. What a delicious way to start the day… I have had caramel in my hot chocolate in the past and it was divine. Yum! 🙂

  4. This looks delicious! I never though of mixing hot chocolate and caramel. What a great idea!

  5. These sound delicious! It is definitely the perfect weather for them here today.

  6. My husband would LOVE THIS. His favorite thing ever is caramel.

  7. This is so yummy and mouth watering. I would love to make this hot chocolate drink.

  8. Well this I need in my life. I love hot chocolate so this is happening for sure. How lovely 🙂

  9. This sounds like the perfect hot cocoa. I’d love to make some this way! It looks so impressive in the dixie cups.

  10. Anything with caramel and I am all for it. This sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will be making this soon.

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