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Decadent Candy Bar Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate with peppermint


It is cold folks!!  When it is close to sleeting along the Gulf it is BRRRR!!!!  But here is a yummy warmer for hands, tummy, and heart while you curl up near a fireplace with your sweetie, or just your favorite blankie! 

This recipe is so easy.  You can make it on the stove or in the microwave!  I stir mine with a peppermint stick…oh, yummy!  This one is my “go to” recipe from now on!!  Enjoy!!


1 (1.55 ounce) bar milk chocolate candy bar, chopped                               

2/3 cup milk, or more to taste                               

1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)

whipped cream or marshmallows (optional)

peppermint stick (optional)


Place chocolate pieces in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add milk and whisk constantly until chocolate is melted and well blended, about 5 minutes. Whisk in cinnamon. Remove from heat; add more milk if desired.  Serve in a mug.  If you choose to microwave this recipe, start out on 1 minute and stir and then heat on 30 second increments until the chocolate is melted.  Make sure to stir well inbetween each increment of time! Top with whipped cream and add a peppermint stick…yummy!!


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Easy Microwave Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate



In Texas we are finally getting some cold weather.  We have gone from 71 degrees this morning to a chilly (it is chilly for us) 51, and the temps are still dropping.  The first thing that comes to mind at my house is popcorn and HOT CHOCOLATE!  Chocolate is always on the agenda at my house!

This recipe is simple, fast, and tasty!  Whether you live in a college dorm or you are home in front of a cozy fire-place, relax with this warm, delicious, rich, chocolate goodness!


2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking cocoa (Ghiradelli is yummy!!)

1 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

marshmallows or whipped cream, optional

Cinnamon, optional


In a cup mix sugar and cocoa. Add enough milk to make a paste. Add the rest of the milk and microwave on high for one minute or until hot. Stir in vanilla extract.  You may add marshmallows or whipped cream with a dash of cinnamon on top if you like!   Enjoy!!


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Heavenly Breakfast – Dutch Baby Pancakes With Strawberries



Combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Set aside for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Add butter to a 10-inch, ovenproof skillet and place in oven while making batter.
Whisk flour and salt together in a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and vanilla.
Add flour to wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.
Carefully remove hot skillet from oven and swirl butter to coat.
Add batter and bake until puffed and golden, 10-12 minutes.
Serve hot, topped with strawberries and dusted with powdered sugar.

Recipe from Central Market Mill Creek – Culinary Resource Center
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Low Cal Malti-Cream Recipe…Dig in and Enjoy!!

1 cup Almond Milk or Coconut Milk

1/3 package any sugar-free instant pudding of your choice

1 1/2 cups of ice

Mix altogether and blend on high or “smoothie” setting until ice is well blended and it becomes a “smoothie” consistency.  You can add fruit, peanut butter, any imitation flavorings (caramel, coconut, orange, peppermint, etc.).  Enjoy with a spoon and straw in a tall glass.

It is a low-calorie treat that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!  Hint: Almond Milk is lower in calories than coconut….:)

Who says you can’t have the “malt and drink it, too”??

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