Monday, March 7, 2011

Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa

Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa


I must admit, if it hadn't been for the weekly poll I'd probably never make such a calorie-filled hot chocolate. I might indulge in it if I saw it on Ladurée's le petit déjeuner menu, but the idea of drinking whole milk, heavy cream, milk chocolate and peanut butter together makes my pants pop at the mere thought of it. Having said this, I am so grateful I ignored my worries and drank one and a half glass of this pure indulgence. It's simply splendid! How could it not be? Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

On a side note: the milk chocolate and peanut butter hot cocoa was not the poll's winner. I made the pillowy meringue hearts but I was extremely unhappy with the photography, so I decided not to blog about it. For anyone who's interested here's the recipe for the pillowy meringue hearts.



Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa: MarthaStewart.com

Ingredients: makes 3 ½ cups
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped (about 1 cup)
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter

Directions:
- Warm milk and cream in a medium saucepan over a medium-low heat. Add chocolate, and whisk until melted and combined. Continue to warm mixture until thick, about 5 minutes. Whisk in peanut butter until smooth.
- Hot cocoa can be refrigerated for up to 1 week. Rewarm in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.


Anyone who loves chocolate and peanut butter in
candy form will find this hot drink irresistible.

Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa

17 comments:

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How To Be Perfect said...

I saw a chocolate peanut butter hot choc recipe in last months Living, I am dying to try it. To me heavy milk, cream, chocolate and peanut butter sound heavenly! I had better do some sit ups after though...

Cara said...

yummy!
<3 Cara
Lilac and Grey

Shareena said...

I am gaining weight just by looking at those.

bubbles on my planet said...

I wouldn't had the idea of mixing chocolate and peanut butter for a hot drink, but it sounds delicious!! xxo

Becca said...

oh this does seem really really delicious! And over here, we just got a massive cold front, so maybe that'll be an excuse to drink it ;)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Oh your too good to use to go ahead with this iressitable recipe! I'm glad it wasn't made out my house or my pants would have actually popped.

Chele said...

I reckon my husband would divorce me if it meant he could get his hands on a mug of this lol

Lucie said...

I'd go even further and dunk my croissant into it...sounds amazing!!!

ABowlOfMush said...

I love chocolate and peanut butter milkshakes so a warming winter version of that sounds amazing!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Woo-hoo, you did it this time, girlfriend ... chocolate and peanut butter in a drink ... I'm tucking this recipe away for a time when I either need consolation or a very luxurious treat! xoxo

Kristin said...

Oooh, looks divine!!!

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Wheeee, I'm so trying that!! Yummy!!

Lot-O-Choc said...

Oh wow, this looks so warming and comforting, I would love to have this to warm me up frm the cold weather at the moment!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Mmm PB and chocolate were meant to be. An awesome cold-weather drink if I ever saw one.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Well then I guess I'm going to have to go the kitchen now ;)

TimbarikaDoll said...

This looks bliss!! Sadly, I am not allowed peanut butter due to being pregnant (if you have family with allergies, they recommend not to have them, booo) But, I will be sure to try it after...have a blissful weekend xx