Try Our Stranger Things Cocoa

Try Our Stranger Things Cocoa

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! A creative drink recipe is just the ticket for a fun after-school treat! If you’re a fan of waffles, cocoa, or the Netflix original Stranger Things, you’re gonna love this twisted combo of 80’s nostalgia and chocolate. Chances are, you already have most of the ingredients at home. Try this one out and let us know what you think!

Stranger Things Waffles Cocoa

Who is your favorite Stranger Things Character? Eleven comes to mind as one of the most interesting ones on the show to me – and I love how she slowly finds herself as the show progresses.

What do waffles have to do with stranger things?

When El was left stranded in the woods, Eggo waffles were the only food she stole from Bradley’s Big Buy to keep her from going hungry. Even Food and Wine says it well:

Eggo waffles are a necessary set piece, not only to invoke a time in which everyone simply served syrup drenched waffles to their children without question but to also symbolize the near-banality of life in Hawkins, Indiana, before Eleven was released from her cage

This cracks me up – Check out all of these delicious crunching moments from Stranger Things.

So — Stanger Things and waffles go hand in hand.

Not just any waffles, Eggo Waffles.

Funny enough Eggo sales had been declining prior to the 2016 debut of the show but surged after as the show first aired. I really think it sparked the nostalgia of a generation that was trying to go “healthier” and avoid so much pre-processed food.

This hack makes frozen waffles taste homemade

  1. Slather each buttermilk waffle (like Stranger Things’ Eleven, Tyler prefers Eggos) with 1 Tbsp of butter and place it in a hot skillet.
  2. While one side cooks up, sprinkle the other side with cinnamon.
  3. Let each side cook for 45 seconds.

That gem of a tip comes from!

You can also bake your frozen waffles

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Put the baking sheet into the oven and cook for five to eight minutes, depending on the variety of waffles that you are using.

Easy – peasy.

Did you know that Eggo did NOT sponsor Stranger Things?

A lot of companies do brand product placement in shows to get their items in front of the eyes of the viewers. On Everybody Loves Raymond? Deborah had a Tupperware party that Tupperware paid good money to have added to the script. Pepsi is all over the Back to the Future movie trio. Judge Dredd and Taco Bell… the list goes on and on.

Stranger Things did NOT have a deal with Eggo for product placement but certainly benefitted from the use and mention of their waffles in the show.

I loved the Eggo Waffle Commercials from the 90’s –

That being said, we are using Eggo waffles today to make a fan-based hot cocoa creation – so yeah, nothing healthy about it here either.

You will need:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half & half
  • ½ bag chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. of Maple syrup ( not pancake syrup )
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Whipped Cream for garnish
  • Eggo waffle for garnish
  • Pancake syrup for drizzle


In a large pot, on medium heat add milk, half & half, and heat until hot but not boiling.
Add chocolate chips and stir until completely melted.
Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract to the pot.
Stir well.

Top with Whipped Cream, pancake syrup, and Eggo waffle.

It really is that simple!

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