Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Are you hosting a holiday party?  Caroling with friends and family? Decorating your tree?  This Peppermint Hot Chocolate is for you 🙂  My family likes a little less peppermint so we only use 4 candy canes but if you like more, you can use up to 7.

Author: Little Spice Jar

Prep time:  5 mins
Cook time:  2 hours
Total time:  2 hours 5 mins
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • 4 cups (1 quart) milk
  • ¼ cup half and half (or replace with additional milk)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4-7 candy canes (pulsed in food processor)
  1. In a small bowl, combine the hot water and the cocoa powder, stir until smooth.
  2. Add the bittersweet chocolate, milk, half and half, sugar, and candy canes to the slow cooker along with the cocoa paste. Heat on the low setting for 2 hours, stir every 30 minutes or so. If you notice the chocolate is not melting after the first hour, switch to the high heat setting and let cook the remaining 1 hour on high (stirring every 30 minutes).
  3. Serve warm with marshmallows, whipped cream, crushed candy canes, sprinkles, chocolate syrup, or chocolate shavings.






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