I had this once at a birthday party when I was younger. I found it to be creative and tasty. We also added green sprinkles for chives.
I did this for my kids for April Fool's Day. I told them, "This is your dinner, you need to eat it or you can't leave the table!" (Mom mean voice). They loved it!!
You can also use cocoa powder instead of hot chocolate mix. I too used green sprinkles for chives and cut a slit in the top of the "potato" to expose the inside. On Martha Stewart, they used but...
When I make this treat,I use cinnamon with a bit of sugar instead of the cocoa drink mix,and I make a slit and put green sprinkles for chives,a lemon drop for butter,with a couple of dollops of ...
A yellow Starburst also makes a nice pat of butter. Daughter loved this. I served on April Fools Day along with a rice cereal meatloaf.
good recipe, i had it at a restaurant once and they put caramel on top as well, for butter.
Huge Hit! My son was genuinely fooled! Now he asks for this above anything else for dessert :) Thanks!