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Cozy Up with Peppermint Hot Chocolate

December 12, 2010

It has been so cold outside lately, so my kids have been requesting hot chocolate. Since I had some peppermint sticks on hand, I crushed them up and made this really simple Peppermint Hot Chocolate mixture. They were ecstatic, and this has been a weekly beverage. I used skim milk in my recipe because that is what we drink at my house to reduce the calories and fat a bit. Enjoy this cozy beverage just in time for the holidays.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 quart skim milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 regular-size peppermint sticks, crushed
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 Peppermint sticks (optional)
Preparation
1 Place cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved. Add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint; simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and peppermint have melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

2. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Ladle into mugs and top with mini marshmallows. Serve each with peppermint sticks, if desired.



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5 Responses to “Cozy Up with Peppermint Hot Chocolate”
December, 14 2010at 12:08 am
I absolutely love mint and chocolate together. This would add something special to this post-snowball fight afternoons with my boys.
Sandy says:
December, 12 2010at 02:57 pm
Wow. What a fabulous fun post and recipe
avril says:
December, 12 2010at 06:52 pm
Oh there is nothing better than a good cup of hot chocolate...and I just love the addition of crushed peppermint sticks to it!!! Super yum! So much fun to find you through the TK blog....thank you for the add! I look forward to exploring your blog further. :-)
December, 12 2010at 07:55 pm
I have something very similar coming up tomorrow. We both are on the same thought pattern. Love chocolate & peppermint over here too :) xo
Susan says:
December, 13 2010at 10:25 am
Love this idea! Plan to treat myself to a cup today. Thanks for the holiday cheer!

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