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Insane Candy Cane Cocoa

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 5 ounces
Prep 10 mins Slow Cook 5 hrs to 6 hrs  (low) or 2 1/2 to 3 hours (high)
Insane Candy Cane Cocoa
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  premium unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 - 1/3  cup  sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  hot water
  • 4  cups  half-and-half or light cream
  • 4  cups  whole milk
  • 1/3  cup  bittersweet chocolate pieces or 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 2  teaspoons  peppermint extract
  •  sweetened whipped cream
  •  crushed peppermint candies
  •  small candy cane garnish (optional)
Directions

1. In a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker combine cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Stir in the hot water until mixture forms a paste. Whisk in half-and-half and milk.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. (Do not boil.) Add bittersweet chocolate, whisking until chocolate is melted.

3. If necessary, skim "skin" from surface; discard. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm-heat setting or low-heat setting for up to 2 hours.

4. To serve, stir in vanilla and peppermint extract. Top each serving with sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candies. Garnish each serving with a small candy cane.

Nutrition Facts (Insane Candy Cane Cocoa)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 311,
  • Fat, total (g) 17,
  • chol. (mg) 48,
  • sat. fat (g) 11,
  • carb. (g) 36,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (RE) 10,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 129,
  • calcium (mg) 19,
  • iron (mg) 8,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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