Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Better Than Anything Hot Cocoa

The holidays are over but winter has only just begun. We've had snow galore over in these parts and nothing is more warming to the body and soul than a steaming cup of hot cocoa. Especially when that hot chocolate is better than anything.

Enjoy a simple prepare-ahead hot cocoa mix whenever the urge strikes. 

INGREDIENTS (20 servings)
4 cups powdered milk
2-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate shavings (or mini semi-sweet chocolate chips)
1/4 cup chocolate fudge pudding mix
1-1/2 cups mini marshmallow

drizzle of butterscotch or caramel topping
spoonful of marshmallow fluff
dollop of whipped cream
sprinkle of cocoa powder

1. In a large bowl, stir all of the mix ingredients (except the mini marshmallows) together with a fork. 
2. Separate the mix into two batches and pulse the ingredients in a food processor until everything is completely ground and combined.
3. Stir in the mini marshmallows
4. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. 

When you're ready to make the hot cocoa:
1. Scoop out 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix into your favorite mug
2. Stir in 1 cup of hot milk (you could also do water, but after making a homemade mix, you might as well make it as rich as possible... right?!)
3. Drizzle the butterscotch/caramel into the cocoa
4. Add the fluff to one half of the cup and top it off with whipped cream on the other side

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1 comment:

  1. Nom, nom, nom. I might have died and gone to heaven because this sounds absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, just five minuts ago I assaulted my Christmas cookies with a deadly weapon (hungry mouth), so I guess I should wait a little with the hot chocolate ;-)


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