Quick Maple Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Quick Maple Hot Chocolate Recipe

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What sweet drink could be more popular when the weather's wintry than hot chocolate? Here, subtle maple flavor turn this favorite beverage into an extraordinary one...using a recipe from Marla Brenneman of Goshen, Indiana. Folks who favor marshmallows will want to add plenty on top!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 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
  • 12 large marshmallows, divided
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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 water until smooth. Add butter; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Add milk, eight marshmallows and flavorings; simmer until marshmallows are melted. Pour into mugs; top each with a marshmallow. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Maple Hot Chocolate in Country Woman January/February 1999, p14

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Destrena User ID: 5863097 32188
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"Very tasty, though not as strong as I normally like my hot chocolate."

bob hall User ID: 4494767 23727
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"I didn't use the salt, and will make it again!!"

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