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Crockpot Hot Chocolate

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Crockpot Hot Chocolate, perfect for the holidays!

It is hard for me to comprehend that Christmas is just four short days away! Our sweet Baby Bee will already be one month old this week. Time is flying by and I don’t seem to be quite ready for the holiday. One thing is certain. With all of the hustle and bustle,the last thing that I want to do is spend even more time in the kitchen. I like to sit back and relax with a delicious cup of hot chocolate. My mug may or may not have a little something extra 😉 Here’s a great way to make a batch for your holiday group – crockpot hot chocolate.

Let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful. Especially this year when everything is so different for most of us. I am always looking for ways to minimize kitchen-time and stress. Looking through my old recipes, I came across my mother’s recipe for crockpot hot chocolate. I made it last Christmas, and it was a hit. Rich, creamy chocolate that can be made in the crockpot.

My crockpot has been getting a workout as of late. I love THIS one too.

Have you ever tasted unsweetened chocolate? I remember as a kid biting into one of the squares and being shocked and bitterly disappointed LOL. Needless to say, I never did that again! But, mixed in the crockpot with all of the other ingredients makes the hot chocolate decadently delicious.

Don’t forget the chips

 

Yield: 20 - 1/2 cup servings

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Crockpot Hot Chocolate
Prep Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 - 6 oz package of semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 1 - 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk - NOT evaporated
  • 8 cups of milk (2 quarts)
  • 1 TBS vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a 4 to 6 quart sized crockpot or slow cooker, add unsweetened chocolate, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Mix well.
  2. Cover crockpot and cook on high setting for 30 minutes.Stir every 10 minutes until chocolate melts.
  3. Using a wire whisk, stir in 2 cups of milk. Whisk until mixture is smooth.Next, whisk in remaining milk and the vanilla.
  4. Cover and continue cooking on high for another 2 hours or until hot.
  5. Just before serving, stir mixture again with the wire whisk. Reduce heat setting to low. Ladle into mugs or heat proof cups. Add desired toppings.
  6. As an added bonus - guests can serve themselves!


Ideas for Toppings

  1. Peppermint candy canes
  2. Marshmallows
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Liqueurs such as Bailey's or Frangelico
  5. Flavored syrups
  6. Crushed cookies - like Oreo's or sugar cookies
  7. Shaved chocolate
The best part of crockpot recipes is adding the ingredients and forgetting about it. So easy and convenient,especially when so busy with other things.

Once the hot chocolate is ready, everyone can serve themselves. Another added bonus.

Use festive mugs.

Also think of fun additives and toppings.

  • Peppermint candy canes
  • Whipped cream
  • Marshmallows
  • Cinnamon
  • Liqueurs such as Bailey’s or Frangelico
  • Flavored syrups
  • Crushed cookies – like Oreo’s or sugar cookies
  • Shaved chocolate

Gather around the Christmas tree and reflect on the day and all of the new memories made.

I hope that you love this recipe as much as we do! Let us know what you think.

Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Pinterest board!

2 Comments

  1. Rebecca Payne says:

    I love your mugs! Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. That sounds delicious! Pinned.

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