I’m delighted to share my second contribution to this year’s Holiday Spectacular from WMG Publishing with The Copper Valley Cocoa Conniption Competition. In case you want to celebrate along with me and everyone in the little Appalachian town of Copper Valley, December 13 is National Cocoa Day!
One important thing you’ll learn in this cozy mystery is hot cocoa isn’t the same as hot chocolate. For cocoa, you start with cocoa powder rather than melting chocolate. After that, the only limit to the flavors you create is your own imagination and the ingredients you have on hand.
Of course you want to make sure you know what’s in all the ingredients you work with. Leaving such things to chance can lead to…unexpected results.