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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


Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

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

  • 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; fat 12g; cholesterol 18mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 48g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 42g; protein 7g; vitamin a 194.4IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 12.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.8mcg; sodium 81mg; potassium 341mg; calcium 212mg; iron 0.7mg.