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Salted peanut butter hot chocolate

January 1, 2011

Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Imagine a dark chocolate peanut butter cup all melted and warm in a mug.  Now add a sprinkle of sea salt and a couple of toasted marshmallows to finish it off.  Nothing more to say.  Mmm.

Recipe:  Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

(slightly adapted from Dinner with Julie)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

1/4 cup water

3 cups milk

3-4 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter

1/2 c. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips or 3 oz. finely chopped chocolate

In a saucepan, add the sugar and cocoa and whisk in the water until smooth, then whisk in the milk over medium-high heat. Heat until steaming. Remove the pan from the heat and add the peanut butter and chocolate chips. Let sit for a few seconds, then blend with a hand-held immersion blender or whisk until frothy.  Finish with a touch of sea salt and some toasted marshmallows.  (Don’t skip this part, because you’ll really be missing out!)


52 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2011 4:47 pm

    This is interesting! Almost everyone enjoys peanut butter and chocolate together, why not have it in hot cocoa? Great idea. Happy New Year!

  2. grandy permalink
    January 1, 2011 6:49 pm

    You know i’m not feeling well you shouldn’t make me crave chocolate!

  3. January 1, 2011 7:23 pm

    will have to try pb-hot choc. big fan of mexican hot chocolate. life’s too short to eat and drink plain old chocolate!

  4. January 1, 2011 8:29 pm

    This looks pretty awesome! Happy 2011!

  5. January 1, 2011 10:10 pm

    Salt, peanut butter AND chocolate? You’ve got all the food groups in one with this recipe! Delish!

  6. January 2, 2011 8:05 am

    That sounds really interesting – might have to try it one cold winters night (so in about 6 months time :P)

  7. Evie permalink
    January 2, 2011 10:17 am

    Grandy are you still sick? Oh well. This looks great! Can’t wait to make it later in the year. Haha

  8. Sally permalink
    January 2, 2011 11:53 pm

    I just found your website and I had to try this hot chocolate so I made it right now. It’s delish! Thanks for sharing.

  9. January 3, 2011 1:41 am

    i have NEVER considered adding peanut butter to my hot chocolate–what a stroke of genius! really great idea. :)

  10. oneordinaryday permalink
    January 3, 2011 8:41 am

    Sally – Thanks for the kind comment! Hope to hear from you again. : )
    ~ Michelle

  11. January 3, 2011 3:59 pm

    Mmm…just made this for me and my kids for lunch – SOOO yummy on this cold, rainy day!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. January 4, 2011 11:15 am

    What a crazy ingenious idea, Michelle! My boyfriend would swoon for this. I think it’s time for a little surprise for my dearest XD. And Happy New Year to you!

  13. February 21, 2013 10:07 pm

    Wow, this is rich but delicious! Great flavor combo. Thanks for posting!

    Definitely makes at least two large servings, which means more for later… :)

  14. November 25, 2013 5:03 am

    Reblogged this on Silver Linings and commented:
    trying soon!

  15. November 18, 2015 9:24 am

    Wow! This looks really good! I wonder if I could use your picture for my french canadian blog. I am doing a post on the best hot chocolate recipes. Of course, I would link the picture to your blog and give you the credits for it. Would that be okay with you? :)

  16. December 17, 2015 4:26 pm

    Hello, my name is Katie Turpen and I’m the Digital Editor for B-Metro Magazine in Birmingham, Alabama. I’m working on a food blog post for Diamonds Direct about Warm Winter Beverages and I came across this recipe! I was wondering if I could include the photo and recipe in the blog post and link back to your site. Thanks so much!


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