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During the cold winter months, there is nothing like a piping hot mug of creamy hot chocolate to warm you from the inside out. Why make it from a packet when you can make it from scratch. This is one of those easy recipes that also makes a great gift!
I think it’s the white chocolate that takes this recipe over the top. It’s creamy and chocolatey and oh, so good. I also love topping it with one of the star-shaped Peppermint Peeps. They give a nice minty flavor that goes so well with the rich hot chocolate.
I also like to add a few tablespoons of this mix to coffee. It’s a having a fancy coffee house drink at home!
This mix is such an easy recipe to make. It would make a great homemade gift. Just package it up in mason jars or cellophane bags, add a package of peppermint Peeps and you have a homemade tasty gift for family, friends, neighbors or teachers!
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The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Combine powdered sugar, cocoa powder, white chocolate, powdered milk, salt and cornstarch in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. Working in batches, add the mix to a food processor and pulse until the white chocolate is finely ground. Store mix in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
To make cocoa, mix 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix with 1 cup of hot water or milk. Top with peppermint Peep.
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