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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Eat This: Hot Chocolate Party Recipes

Follow up to last week's post:


1 ½ cups sugar
1 ¼ cup cocoa powder
1 ¼ tsps. salt
¾ cup hot water
1 gallon milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

In large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Add hot water slowly, mixing well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; heat to serving temperature, stirring occasionally. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat; add vanilla and cinnamon, and then whip with a whisk. Keep warm in crockpot. Yield: 20 servings.

Wondering what to do with your hot chocolate once you have made it?  Here are some ideas that I found lurking on my hard drive (no idea as to the source or sources - they had some virtual dust on them):

Snowplow: Combine hot chocolate with Irish cream and coconut extract or syrup. Top with whipped cream and grated white chocolate.

Peppermint Patty: Flavor hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps or syrup. Top with whipped cream, crushed peppermint candy and grated dark chocolate. Serve with a candy cane stirrer.

Aztec: Add cinnamon schnapps or ground cinnamon and a dash of chili powder to hot chocolate. Top with grated Mexican chocolate and serve with a cinnamon stick stirrer.

S’mores: Wet rim of mug with water and dip in graham cracker crumbs. Fill with hot chocolate and top with marshmallows and grated dark chocolate.

Liquid Snickers: Add hazelnut and caramel syrups to hot chocolate, and top with whipped cream and chopped peanuts.

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