Monday, February 26, 2018

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Crockpot Monday: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

I love, love, love hot chocolate! I've been known to sneak in a mug even during the summer months. Sadly though, my lovely Cocomotion has broken and I've been looking for new ways to make hot chocolate that doesn't involve my microwave (which also just died). Ta Da! My other favorite appliance can handle this task!

Basic peppermint hot chocolate:

3 cups nonfat dried milk
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
1 to 2 teaspoon peppermint extract, depending on taste.
7 cups water
marshmallows and candy canes for garnish

for a "mocha":
pour the cooked hot chocolate over a shot of espresso or a half-cup of very strong coffee

for an "adult drink":
omit the peppermint extract and pour the hot chocolate over a shot of Peppermint Schnapps


Combine the dry ingredients into your crockpot and stir with a spoon. Squeeze in a half-cup of chocolate sauce, and add the peppermint extract. Add the water, a cup at a time, and stir well.

Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or until completely hot. Serve with marshmallows and candy canes.

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