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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate

6a00e54fc8012e88330120a8800d89970b-350wiI am a huge hot-chocolate fan, and who doesn’t love a Reese’s peanut butter cup? So, if you like those two things, you’re going to love this.

PREP time: 2 minutes

COOK time: 5 minutes

READY IN: 7 minutes, Serves 6


  • 1/3 cup sugar (a little more if you like it quite sweet)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 5-1/4 cups milk
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 individually wrapped Reese’s peanut butter cups, (7 if you feel the need to test one–to make sure it’s satisfying-edible)


  1. Combine the cocoa, and sugar in a saucepan.
  2. Blend in the boiling water.
  3. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir.
  4. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes (it might be a good idea to check another one of those peanut butter cups, for safety reasons, can never be too careful) Watch that it doesn’t scorch. Stir in 5-1/4  cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Add the Reese’s peanut butter  to the bottom of each mugs of cocoa.
  5. Divide the mixture between   6  5  mugs.
  6. Now here is the hard part: give it time to cool–to allow for drinking temperature.
  7. For added yumminess–for those super cold days, tailgating, or just because you’re a parent and need it–you can make it adult-style (just add Bailey’s Irish Cream to your desired/preferred strength).
  8. ENJOY!!!

And, one more thing… This works the lazy-man way (so, not judging, as I do this way often): Powder hot chocolate works too. And, again, the sweetness level is up to you. I prefer the all-my-teeth-fall-out sweetness. Remember, it’s your chocolate–your way. Have fun with it, whichever way you make it.

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