A couple years ago, I was tired of the same ol' hot chocolate. Don't get me wrong, I love just about any cup of cocoa, but I was craving something new and different. I started experimenting and quickly got the idea to turn one of my favorite holiday treats, peppermint bark, into a drink. `
It's since become one of my favorites and I think you'll love it too. This recipe makes one cozy cup of hot chocolate so multiply accordingly.
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Start by warming your milk of choice slowly on the stove, stirring occasionally.
Add the peppermint bark or chocolates and stir until melted, then stir in a couple drops of vanilla.
Pour into a cute mug and immediately add the peppermint stick or candy cane so it has time to melt before you drink it. If you're using peppermint bark instead of chocolate, the candy cane will be purely for aesthetic purposes and is optional.
Add some whipped cream, marshmallows, crushed peppermint, and whatever else. Get cozy with a Christmas movie and enjoy!