When the temperature drops and you've reached your quota for coffee or tea for the day, hot chocolate may just be your answer. And, although it won't remove the stresses from your life, it will warm the belly and light up the kid within.

I recently satisfied my sweet tooth at many spots around the state that are pretty proud of their hot (and cold) chocolate delights.

Click through the slideshow for a rundown of hot chocolate across Connecticut.

This article originally appeared in Connecticut Magazine.