Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hot Chocolate

I just ran across this supremely awesome recipe:

Mexican Hot Chocolate

A chocolate bar, real vanilla bean, and cinnamon sticks make this hot cocoa recipe extra special. Delicioso! ( may want to have some extra chocolate bars around in the event of accidental snacking).

This recipe requires a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or hot pans.

This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.

Try this recipe at your next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 min.


3 oz. chocolate bar (dark or bittersweet)
3 cups milk (skim milk is not recommended)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean (split down the center)
1 cinnamon stick
Pinch salt
Miniature marshmallows, for serving
6 Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies Cereal Straws, for serving


To get started, break the chocolate bar into small pieces. Add the chocolate bar to a pan. Measure out the milk and cup of sugar. Add to the pan. Use a spoon to scrape the sticky seeds from the vanilla bean. Add to the pan, along with the cinnamon stick. Add a pinch of salt and place the pan on the stove. Heat the ingredients under low heat, stirring constantly with a whisk to avoid burning, until chocolate is melted. Be careful not to burn the milk. Carefully pour the chocolate mixture into each mug. Your can add three or four miniature marshmallows and a Cereal Straw to each mug before serving.

Nutrition Info:

Calories --- 200
Fat --- 7 grams

Because of the "nutrition", I recomend this as a once every thousand years experience.

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