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, 0g 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 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 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 12150
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

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

staddeo 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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