The Best Hot Chocolate Using a Mix

One day last year when I was innocently browsing Pinterest, I came across a recipe for Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate that was supposed to basically taste heavenly, like a liquid Reese Cup. So I made it. And it was delicious. But time consuming. But once I’d had that hot chocolate, I pretty much decided peanut butter hot chocolate is the way to go. While I’ve never taken the time to make that fancy hot chocolate again, I do now modify my quick and convenient hot chocolate with peanut butter to make it super tasty and creamy. I mentioned it to someone the other day who thought it sounded like a great idea, and it occurred to me that maybe I should share it. It’s very straightforward:

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1. Use milk instead of water. It’s creamier.

2. Add a heaping spoonful of peanut butter.

3. Microwave. I usually do 1 minute 25 seconds to make sure it’s hot enough for the peanut butter to easily mix.

4. Add hot chocolate mix.

5. Stir and enjoy.

6. If it’s a really special day, add some Cool Whip on top.

I’ve also been known to add a little Nutella with the peanut butter. I love the way hot chocolate tastes with a bit of peanut butter flavor. Depending on how much peanut butter you add and how long you microwave it, you could end up with a few lumps of peanut butter in the bottom, but they’re delicious, so don’t let that stop you.

8 thoughts on “The Best Hot Chocolate Using a Mix

    • I hope you’ve had a chance to try it – makes me kind of want a cup on this cold morning right now :) Thanks for stopping by during Sharefest!

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