Cozy Winter Night

Mid February is still full blown winter up here in Maine. Luckily, it’s been a pretty mild winter – only a couple big snow storms so far… But it’s not over yet! We still have a month or so more of this bitter cold and snow days. What better way to spend a cold Saturday or a snowy day off of work & school than in your pajamas with cozy treats?!

I started with a yummy Nutella crockpot hot chocolate. This is so simple and yummy. The aroma fills your kitchen adding to the cozy vibe of winter. I used my mini crockpot to make the perfect size for a mug full. Here’s what I used:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon of Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tablespoon of sugarIMG_7086 IMG_7108 IMG_7097
Let that cook for about 2 hours on low, or until heated through, and pop in an ADORABLE mug such as mine from E & H Creates. They sell the cutest mugs and stationary on their Etsy shop. You can also check out their Instagram HERE (:
While that’s heating I like to throw on a face mask. My favorite are sheet masks from Asian (specifically Korean ones!!) beauty stores. These are perfect for a cozy pamper day at home. Yes, I did indeed make my entire family put on animal themed face masks. I don’t think they totally hated it though :pIMG_6377
Right before my hot coco is done I like to whip up a quick treat to enjoy while I get cozy on the couch and catch up on Netflix and YouTube {here’s my channel if you wanna check it out (: } To stick with my homemade chocolate treats theme I made lava cake. I have been absolutely obsessed with lava cake recently. The recipe I used I found on Buzzfeed and is seriously so simple it blows my mind. This recipe makes the perfect amount for two to share while snuggled up on a cozy winter night. I shared with my sister who is also a lava cake queen and she said it was the best she’s ever had, so you know it’s amazing. Here’s what I used:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet or dark baking chocolate (I used a combo)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature (plus a bit extra to grease your baking ramekins)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (plus a bit extra to dust over greased ramekins)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (not required but I always add it)IMG_7033 IMG_7039IMG_7034 IMG_7078
To see the full baking directions check out the BuzzFeed post HERE.
No cozy winter night at home is complete without a onesie, a comfy blanket, a good show, and good company. Get cozy and enjoy the rest of these winter weeks before spring hits and we break out the sandals and pastels! (:
-Sophia Tatiana