Maple Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Maple Hot Chocolate Recipe

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When I first developed this version of hot chocolate, my husband was quite skeptical. But after one taste, his doubts were erased. It really hits the spot on a chilly morning, especially when served with cinnamon rolls or doughnuts. —Darlene Miller, Linn, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 large marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 304 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir in hot water and butter; bring to a boil. Add the milk, maple flavoring, vanilla and 8 marshmallows. Heat through, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted. Ladle into mugs and top each with a marshmallow. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Maple Hot Chocolate in Country December/January 1994, p51

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MissHanson User ID: 7457695 27121
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"Never thought of using maple. Didn't have any maple flavoring so I used regular maple syrup and some agave to taste instead of regular sugar. Very good!! Thank you!"

kkerzman User ID: 5424172 38189
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"Kelly doubled the cocoa and she has used maple syrup if she didn't have maple flavoring. Super good."

dilounge User ID: 4185691 12150
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"This turned out to be a pleasant surprise! Delicious."

staddeo User ID: 2554835 27036
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2008

"This is amazing - one of the best homemade hot chocolates I've ever had. So creamy, so tasty, so yummy!! I can hardly wait to make it again."

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