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Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Wands

Peppermint Flavoured Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Wands are perfect for the holidays. Whip up a giant batch today!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peppermint hot chocolate, peppermint hot cocoa, peppermint wands
Servings: 12
Calories: 351kcal

Ingredients

For the Peppermint Hot Chocolate:

Instructions

For the Peppermint Wands:

  • Melt you candy melts in a double boiler over simmering water, if too thick add a little vegetable oil. But thicker is better for coating these.
  • Once it's smooth take a spoon and drizzle over peppermint sticks.
  • Lay on a parchment lined cookie sheet to dry.
  • You can dunk them in crushed peppermints or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cute and yummy!
  • Make sure your candy melts are not piping hot or you will melt the candy cane. Allow to cool slightly before dunking.

For the Peppermint Hot Chocolate:

  • Combine the milk, chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring to melt the chocolate and warm the milk. Don't scorch it, allow it to warm up gently, you can always dial it back to a medium low if it's heating too quickly.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, and the hot chocolate is piping hot you can add the extracts, stir and remove from heat.
  • Line the rims if desired by rubbing them with corn syrup then dunking in crushed peppermints.
  • Pour hot chocolate into mugs.
  • Top with marshmallows, or whipped cream, or both.
  • Serve with a big old pepperminty smile!

Notes

Originally posted on December 10, 2013.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 401mg | Iron: 1mg