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Crockpot peppermint hot chocolate is the perfect warm drink to serve at your holiday gathering. Super easy to make, you just throw chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, milk and vanilla into a slow cooker and allow your guests to help themselves to whipped cream and toppings.
ingredients for CROCKPOT PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE
You will need:
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of crushed candy cane bits
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 8 cups of milk
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- Mini candy canes, for garnish
SUBSTITUTIONS and ADDITIONS
Milk: We use whole milk for this recipe. You can instead use reduced fat or plant-based milk if you prefer.
Crushed Candy Cane Bits: You can use store-bought candy cane bits or crush your own candy canes using a food processor or in a Ziploc bag with a hammer.
Peppermint Extract: For an extra-minty hot chocolate you could add half a teaspoon of peppermint extract if you wish.
Extra Toppings: Mini marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate shavings or a dusting of cocoa are always welcome additions to a cup of hot chocolate.
Alcohol: Make this recipe into a spiked hot chocolate by adding a shot of Baileys, Kahlua, rum, or peppermint schnapps into your mug.
HOW TO MAKE THIS CROCKPOT PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE
STEP ONE: Place the chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, vanilla extract, and milk into a slow cooker.
STEP TWO: Heat on high for 45 minutes or low for 90 minutes.
STEP THREE: Whisk well. Use a ladle to decant into mugs.
STEP FOUR: Top with whipped cream and a mini candy cane.
IN THE CROCKPOT: You can keep hot chocolate warm in the crockpot for three to four hours so your guests can help themselves during your party.
IN THE FRIDGE: If you need to store crockpot hot chocolate, place it in a sealed container and it will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Warm, sweet and minty, your party guests are sure to love this homemade crockpot peppermint hot chocolate. While making hot chocolate for a number of people can be time consuming, making it in a slow cooker takes no effort at all. Plus, it’ll make your home smell great!
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Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- 2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup crushed candy cane bits
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 cup milk
- whipped cream for garnish
- additional candy canes for garnish
- Place chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, vanilla extract, and milk in a slow cooker.
- Heat on high for 45 minutes or low for 90 minutes.
- Whisk well. Use a ladle to decant into mugs.
- Serve garnished with whipped cream and additional candy canes.