How to Make Hot Chocolate

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I want to show you how to make hot chocolate. This is an incredibly easy way to make it that will render you deep, creamy, delectable chocolate goodness.

I am sweetening this dark chocolate with peppermint candies but you don’t have to. You can simply use sugar or the sweetener of your choice. However, the peppermint candies give it a delicious minty flavor that complements the dark chocolate beautifully.

I also topped the hot chocolate with some mini marshmallows and shaved dark chocolate. I served it with a peppermint candy cane on the side which slowly melts into the hot chocolate as you drink it.

This is truly a great Holiday Season treat.

This is how to make hot chocolate:

Makes 1 cup of hot chocolate
1 cup milk
1 heaping TBS of unsweetened dark cocoa powder
4 peppermint candies – smashed
1 peppermint candy cane, mini marshmallows and shaved dark chocolate for garnish

Place the milk, cocoa and chopped candies in a small pot.

Whisk constantly until you have no more candy pieces or any cocoa lumps. Bring to almost a boil and pour into a mug.

Top with mini marshmallows, shaved chocolate* and a peppermint candy cane and serve. Enjoy!

*To shave the chocolate simply use a vegetable peeler.

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