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Peppermint Stick Hot Chocolate

Jeff Kauck
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup hot chocolate, 1 candy cane, 1 tablespoon marshmallows)
For an adults-only party, consider spiking this drink with mint liqueur, such as peppermint schnapps or crème de menthe.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 12 candy canes
  • 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Whole grated nutmeg (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 194
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fat 3.9 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 7 g
  • carbohydrate 34 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 96 mg
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine milk, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla, nutmeg, and semisweet chocolate in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook 25 minutes or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Serve with candy canes and marshmallows. Garnish with whole grated nutmeg, if desired.