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Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Serve this decadent hot chocolate warm, topped with marshmallows or a dollop of whipped cream, if you like.

September 26th, 2016

Courtesy of Best of Bridge Family Slow Cooker by The Best of Bridge © 2016

We tried a version of this on a winter trip to New York — it’s like a melted peanut butter cup in your mug.
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1⁄4 cup water
  • 4 cups 2% or whole (homogenized) milk
  • 1⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 oz dark or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • Pinch salt
  1. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together sugar and cocoa to get rid of any lumps. Whisk in water. Pour milk into a 4-quart slow cooker and add the cocoa mixture, peanut butter and chocolate. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours or until steaming. Add a pinch of salt and whisk until smooth (or use an immersion blender to blend it right in the slow cooker; this will emulsify the mixture, making it ultra-smooth).

Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Colin Erricson