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Maple Hot Chocolate

 Maple Hot Chocolate
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 12 large marshmallows


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 304 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein.