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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
  • 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


  • 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.

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  • Mary
    Oct 22, 2020

    This was one of the best hot chocolate recipes I have ever tasted. Thank you!

  • MissHanson
    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
    Jan 20, 2013

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

  • Amy the Midwife
    Dec 21, 2012

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  • dilounge
    Dec 8, 2012

    This turned out to be a pleasant surprise! Delicious.

  • cjmiller
    Dec 4, 2012

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  • staddeo
    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.

  • luvs2cook2
    Dec 16, 2007

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