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Crock-pot Hot Chocolate January 3, 2013

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Crockpot Hot Chocolate

This year we celebrated New Year’s Eve “in”.  We threw together an impromptu party with some friends and their kiddos!  We even got really wild and rang in the New Year Eastern time (instead of Central time) so we can get the kids to bed (aka – us) earlier.  HA!  We decided we are all getting old.  I wanted to share the recipe for Crock-pot Hot Chocolate I got from Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots.  It was a hit at the party.  So easy and so, so rich and yummy!

Crock-pot Hot Chocolate (serves 4-6)

I doubled the recipe for the party and used a bigger crock-pot

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp vanilla
3 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp white chocolate chips
1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
whipped cream
mini chocolate chips for serving
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Combine the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt together in your crockpot.    Add in the milk and vanilla and whisk everything together until smooth and well-combined.  Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
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After a couple of hours it will look frothy on the top like this.
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After 2 hours, add in the heavy cream, white and semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Stir until chips are melted.  After about 10 minutes, serve in mugs.
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I created a hot chocolate bar for the guest to enjoy.  I offered whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, caramel pieces, candy canes and mini marshmallows to add to their hot chocolate.
A big thank you to Maggie for posting this recipe on her blog!  It was fantastic!  Not a drop was left at the end of the night.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
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