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Chocolate Chunk Hot Cocoa Mix

Posted on Oct 10, 2012

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On these chilly fall evenings, we all crave something warm and comforting to sip on.  And for me, usually it’s some sort of tea.  But sometimes, tea won’t cut it – it’s got to be rich, creamy, and of course chocolate!

Kids of all ages will flip for this rich and creamy hot cocoa.  We’re not talking Swiss Miss here folks  (not that there’s anything wrong with that).  But seriously – you’re not gonna’ find vanilla bean, Dutch process cocoa, and Callebaut semisweet and milk chocolate bits in that old standby are you?

 

 

 

This recipe makes a generous batch of hot cocoa mix, so you’ll have plenty to enjoy all winter long.   And a jar of this mix topped with marshmallows, chocolate chunks or crushed soft peppermint candies makes a fabulous last minute Christmas gift that will be very much appreciated!



Chocolate Chunk Hot Cocoa Mix

Chocolate Chunk Hot Cocoa Mix

Chocolate Chunk Hot Cocoa Mix

  • 1 vanilla bean (or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder)
  • 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder - Droste or Van Cortland is good
  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk (I used organic)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped (use a good quality chocolate - I used Callebaut)
  • 2 oz. milk chocolate, finely chopped (I used Callebaut)
  1. Give the milk and semisweet chocolate a quick whirl in the food processor to chop it finely.
  2. Dump the chocolate into a large mixing bowl. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the bowl. Add the cocoa powder, dry milk and sugar and whisk until everything is well combined.
  3. Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 months.
  4. To make hot chocolate:
  5. Scald 1 cup cream or milk in a small saucepan
  6. Add 1/4-1/3 cup of cocoa mix and stir to blend well.
  7. Or simply microwave the cream or milk for 2 1/2 minutes on high, then add 1/4-1/3 cup cocoa mix and stir to blend well.
  8. Top with marshmallows (homemade are especially delish), or whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra rich treat.
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