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Quick Maple Hot Chocolate

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

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  • Destrena
    Dec 20, 2011

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

  • bob hall
    Jan 1, 2010

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