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 turned out SO well and I just have to share it with you so you can experience peppermint bark hot chocolate for yourself! (This recipe is for one cup of cocoa so multiply as needed.)
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup milk of choice
3/4 cup peppermint bark
1/2 cup white chocolate and dark chocolate to taste (about 1/4 cup)
a couple drops of vanilla extract
1 peppermint stick or candy cane
Here's what to do:
Warm milk slowly on the stove stirring occasionally
Add peppermint bark or chocolates and stir until melted
Stir in the vanilla
Pour into a cute mug and immediately add the peppermint stick or candy cane so it has time to melt a little before you drink it.
If you used peppermint bark for your chocolate, you'll already have that amazing peppermint flavor so your candy cane will be purely for aesthetic purposes.
Add some whipped cream or marshmallows, put on a Christmas movie, and you're good to go.