Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The Seven Days of Hot Chocolate- Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, then this is the one for you.

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Ingredients:

3 cups of milk (26 fl. ounces)
60 g dark chocolate
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter

Directions: melt the dark chocolate into a saucepan of milk on medium-low heat. Stir in sugar and vanilla extract. Stir in the peanut butter really well; then pour into cups and enjoy!

Substitutions:
  • use vanilla flavoured soy milk instead of regular milk; omit additional vanilla
  • use 1/3 cup cocoa powder instead of dark chocolate. Not as smooth, but still good!
  • use 1/3 cup of agave nectar if you are avoiding refined sugar

Notes: it's hard to take pictures of hot chocolate in the evening, which is when I made most of these recipes. I totally need a light box which G built out of a recycled cardboard box and I got whipped cream and hot chocolate all over it. A machine washable lightbox.

EDIT: Some have asked about the mugs. I got them from an etsy seller that doesn't seem to have a shop any more! Her blog can be found here, perhaps you can convo her if you are really interested. 

26 comments:

Diane said...

Thanks Julie! This is going to be so fun. It's currently 50ºF down here but there's promise of colder weather later in the week - and maybe some snow! Can't wait to see what's next.

carolyn said...

Yum! I think I'll be making this as a little after dinner treat tonight for my son. Looking forward to your next creation.

Kim said...

what I love are those mugs--adorable!

del said...

That is the coolest photo, with all those furry animals represented in various ways.

Thanks for the cocoa recipe!

Leah said...

Amazing mugs, once again :)

Liz said...

Looks yummy! And, I have to say those mugs are awesome! Where did you get them (they would be the perfect valentine's gift for my guy...believe it or not!)

Rainy Daisy said...

maybe you could line the lightbox with cloth?

the SK will just die with happiness when I make this :)

Jacey said...

Sounds delicious! You must have quite the collection of adorable little mugs in your house.

Ibunnysavetroy said...

oh this is a perfect recipe for my boyfriend - he LOVEs peanut butter! Too bad his birthday was yesterday! It'll be a late bday present.

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Holy crap! Why didn't I even consider the possibility that peanut butter could go in hot chocolate?! I'm sold! Trying this soon!

lekkercraft said...

Ooooh I can already tell I'm going to be bookmarking all of these recipes!

jen said...

oh this is perfect and perfect timing! i've got a few hours before the blizzard comes, just enough time to get the ingredients i don't have for this, thanks!!

Kara said...

This is my definition of heaven.

meghan said...

mmmmm sound delicious

kingshearte said...

Peanut butter hot chocolate? Genius. I think I'll have to buy some different peanut butter, though, as I doubt that crunchy, 100%-peanut peanut butter would work so well...

Ursa said...

ooh, I have to try this recipe!

CanarySanctuary said...

THIS is what I'm doing with my impending show day. Thanks :)

sauceyjill said...

Seems so yummy!

Sarah said...

Mm that sounds good. I've been adding a scoop of nutella and a scoop of fluff to my hot chocolate. It's not fancy, but it's delicious!

S. said...

Hmmmm ... I'm reading this at work and can't wait to go home and try it out.
Thanks for sharing!
Sondra

alligator said...

Yay! I'm going to make this as soon as I get home tonight from work. Should be quite a satisfying after-work treat. Also: Those mugs are extremely cute!
Thanks!

Rachael said...

My husband absolutely loves you for this recipe.

kessainstitches said...

Wow. I love your hot chocolate recipes! They look much more interesting than the usual hot chocolate. The weather had been a little cooler here recently so this will be perfect. Thanks!

Emily Repnyek said...

I made this, but I only had chunky peanut butter. Ugh. The overall taste was good. But my husband and I don't particularly like dark chocolate. We find that it makes the cocoa bitter. So I advise using bitter sweet or milk chocolate chips.

Julie said...

Interesting, trying it with chunky peanut butter!

I stand by the recipe reocmmendation to use dark chocolate. Once melted with the mik and sugar, it is not even remotely bitter. I like milk chooclate, so I'm not trying to push a dark chocolate agenda onto anyone. Milk or semi sweet chocolate will likely make the overall recipe too sweet once you add the sugar as well, or not sweet enough if omitting the sugar due to a different chocolate choice.

kingshearte said...

I just made this, and Julie, you are my new hero.

Ultimately, I couldn't justify buying crappy peanut butter just for one recipe, so I used my 100% peanut crunchy peanut butter and just strained out the crunch. It's divine. Although, to the surprise of no one who's ever met me, I think next time I'll up the chocolate quantity.