Why didn't I think of this before? My husband is obsessed with chocolate and peanut butter, (of course he loves Reese's peanut butter cups). So of course, I had to make peanut butter hot chocolate this winter. Perfect for cuddling up with on a cold winter day. My favorite is to have hot chocolate while wearing my comfy clothes watching the snow falling down.
This would be great to do in a crockpot for holiday parties. I'm sure everyone would love this twist on a classic. You could also have a hot chocolate bar and offer fun topping options like caramel or chocolate syrup, marshmallows, whipped cream, etc
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
(yields 3 8oz servings, or 2 12 oz servings)
3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of organic 1/2 and half
1/4 cup of cocoa
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of mini bittersweet chocolate chips
3-4 tablespoons of organic creamy peanut butter (depending on how peanut buttery you want it)
- In a medium saucepan, heat milk and half and half to 165°F, or until you see bubbles begin to form around the edges. Do not bring it to a full boil.
- Pour in chocolate chips and stir until all of the chocolate is melted.
- Add peanut butter and sugar, again stirring until completely melted and combined.
- If your cocoa is not smooth or has chunks of peanut butter floating around that will not melt, run the cocoa through the blender and reheat again before serving.
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