Whether you like it or not, it's time to accept that the cooler weather is here to stay for the next few months. Personally, there is nothing I would love more than to be able to escape and hibernate in the tropics until April. Too bad this dream can’t become a reality.
I've had to come to accept that.
The season of being able to enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa by the fire while watching the snow litter the ground from the comfort of our humble abode is here. We might as well make the most of it while it lasts. For me the cooler months – depicts all things – comfort, and who doesn’t love comfort?!? I know I surely do!
Comfort can come from something as simple as peanut butter and chocolate -two of my favourite things! Could you imagine if these two things were paired together in a steaming cup of hot chocolate? Yeah… Neither could I, until I tried it!
And? A little taste of heaven.
What’s more… I prepared it in the slow cooker making this the perfect recipe to serve up at a holiday party or on Christmas morning while you are busy enjoying family time and all this season has to offer.
6 cups (2% or skim) milk
1 ½ cups half & half
300 ml sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 tbsp natural peanut butter
Add the fluids to the slow cooker and whisk.
Add the chocolate chips and peanut butter.
Set the slow cooker on low. Stir mixture every 30 minutes to blend the chocolate and peanut butter with the fluids as they begin to melt.
Cook for two hours or until the hot chocolate has reached your desired warmth.
Serve in mugs, and garnish with marshmallows.
Not a fan of peanut butter? Simply remove it from the recipe for a delectable slow cooker hot chocolate that is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
This recipe also pairs well with Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream.
This is Nicole's first post on her new blog Handwritten Kitchen here at YummyMummyClub. Come back and see her often!