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)
- Combine the cocoa, and sugar in a saucepan.
- Blend in the boiling water.
- Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir.
- 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.
- Divide the mixture between
- Now here is the hard part: give it time to cool–to allow for drinking temperature.
- 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).
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.