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The BEST Hot Cocoa Mix

There is nothing better than yummy, hot, drinkable chocolate in a cup. It is delicious and warms your body from your head to your toes.


Here’s the dilemma though: do you call it “hot chocolate” or do you call it “hot cocoa”? It’s kind of like the “soda” verses “pop” debate. I’m curious to know which one you prefer. Personally, I call it “cocoa”…and I also say “pop.” Maybe I’m just a short and sweet type of gal ;). I want to know what you call that chocolate goodness in a cup…share it in a comment below:).


Back to the topic at hand. Patsy Bagley Brunson, my grandmother, is an avid cocoa drinker. She has a cup of cocoa every day – all year around! I think she knows her stuff when it comes to hot chocolate. She created this hot cocoa mix recipe years ago, and it is a family favorite. This cocoa helped the Bagley family stay warm on those freezing cold days growing up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Today is your lucky day because we are going to share this top secret Bagley Family cocoa recipe with you! Here it is:


Bagley Family Hot Chocolate Mix

-1 lb container of Nestle Nesquik
-26 ounces of instant nonfat dry milk
-2 cups of powdered sugar
-35 ounce of coffee creamer
 -a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Mix and pour into a fun container 

(We usually do a 50/50 mix to water ratio – we like it rich!)

The ingredients.
Don’t forget a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg!
Mix it all together in a giant bowl.


This hot cocoa mix is the perfect thing to pair with your dippers. Yum!

Let us know in the comments if you call it “hot chocolate” or “hot cocoa!”

Happy drinking!

Yummy dippers!




DIPPERS – A Bagley Family Favorite!


I bet you thought this post was going to be about skinny dipping, didn’t you??! Don’t worry, we keep things rated “G” around here, and we’re not going to be talking about skinny dipping today! We’re talking about DIPPERS – a delicious fall treat! Oh, you’ve never heard of Dippers before?? Well, let me enlighten you on one of the best treats of all time.


Just a quick back story for you… A long time ago, a cute little couple got married. Their names were Jerry and Patsy Bagley. They were a perfect match, and a happy couple. The very first meal that Patsy made for Jerry after they got married was…Dippers! Patsy created this recipe on a whim and it has since become a Bagley family favorite treat. It’s easy, and soooo yummy. Here’s how you make it:



-Toast 2 slices of bread in the toaster

-Turn it into a peanut butter and honey sandwich

-Cut it into 4 strips

-Dip it into a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy!


Here’s a demonstration:

Dip your dipper into the hot chocolate
Don’t let it drip!
Take a huge bite! Yum!


Don’t knock it till you try it! I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised at how delicious Dippers are!

P.S. The recipe for the Bagley family’s favorite hot chocolate is coming soon!

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