• 16 Ratings

Warm up with this indulgent hot chocolate that's pepped up with smooth peppermint . Melting real chocolate and using whole milk creates a thick, rich hot chocolate that far surpasses any mix.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a small saucepan heat 1/2 cup of the milk over low heat just until bubbles appear around the edge. Whisking constantly, add the chocolate and heat until chocolate is melted.

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  • Add the remaining milk. Whisk until combined and heated through.

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  • Spoon half of the schnapps into each of two 8-ounce mugs; add hot chocolate.

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  • Top each serving with whipped cream and sprinkle with crushed candy.


For a nonalcoholic version, use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract in place of the schnapps.


To crush peppermint candy, break a candy cane or peppermint stick into 1-inch pieces. Cover and process in a food processor. Or place candy pieces in a self-sealing heavy plastic bag. Cover with a towel; use a wooden mallet or rolling pin to crush the candy.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; 12 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 81 mg sodium. 341 mg potassium; 48 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 42 g sugar; 7 g protein; 194 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 12 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 212 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;


16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2