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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Believe it or not, we just got snow yesterday. In April! In New Mexico! When I left to work in the morning, I had about an inch of snow and it didn't look like it was going to stop any time soon. But, of course, being New Mexico with all of its crazy weather, the snow was completely gone by the time I got off work. And today it's supposed to be in the 60's-- that's New Mexico weather for you! :-)

I was introduced to The Cooking Actress blog just yesterday and found the perfect hot drink recipe to enjoy on a chilly April night in my pink and black polka dot flannel pajamas, under a blanket, and watching The Voice. This drink is so easy to put together, it's likely that it will take you more time getting all the ingredients out than it takes to make it. And you can totally make it during a commercial!

This recipe really doesn't need any tweaking, but if you like it sweeter you can add more sugar, if you like it more chocolate-y you can add more chocolate, and if you like peanut butter you can add more peanut butter (though keep in mind more peanut butter will change the texture). Add marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, whipped cream, and whatever you'd like!

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
from The Cooking Actress

1 c. milk
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. smooth peanut butter

Whisk together milk, cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla in a small pot on your stove over med-high heat and bring to a simmer.Whisk in peanut butter until it melts in the hot liquid. Pour into mug, top with any garnishes you'd like and enjoy! (Makes one serving.)


  1. SERIOUSLY???? How did I not think of something like this! lol, Yummmmmm

  2. I talked to my mom in Albuquerque about y'alls snow!!! Crazy!

    This must have made you feel better about the snow.

  3. Yes please! OMG I have never heard of this before, but I am so glad now that I have seen it!

  4. Yum! I'll have to try! Thanks for friending me on foodbuzz!

  5. This is sooooooo amazing! I'm sick so hopefully it will help my chest :)

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  7. Replace the milk with almond milk (and a healthy shot of heavy cream), substitute Stevia for the sugar and you have a good low carb treat. I would use PB2 instead of peanut butter but only because it would be easier to mix in. This could become my new bedtime sipper.


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