Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

I was wanting something chocolaty after dinner one evening, but wasn't willing to break into the stash of Halloween candy I have hidden somewhere in the house. (Shhhh Amy. Secrets.)  I thought that this pb hot chocolate from eat live run might satisfy my sweet tooth, and warm me up at the same time. 

This hot chocolate is slightly sweet, with just a hint of Peanut butter in the background.  Mrblocko was a bit skeptical that it might be too peanut-y, but once, again I proved him wrong. Blockette thought it was the best hot chocolate ever.  I, however, think the Hot Toffee Chocolate I made last year, still holds the blue ribbon.

Had I actually paid attention, I would have seen that you add the peanut butter after all the other ingredients have been whisked together.  I just dumped everything into a sauce pan and whisked away.  It may have taken a bit of extra whisking, but it turned out just fine in the end.  So go ahead and dump everything in at once if you feel like it.  I do suggest not dumping half the bottle of vanilla extract onto your kitchen counter like I did.  Although, that's just a suggestion.  Do what you will.

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate from Eat, Live, Run serves 1
1 cup milk
1 T peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 T sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Whisk milk, cocoa powder, vanilla and sugar in a small pot on the stove. Bring to a simmer and add peanut butter, stirring well to get rid of any clumps. Pour into favorite mug and serve with whipped cream and salted peanuts.

2 comments:

  1. Nice mug... Are you a fellow Minnesotan?

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  2. Yes I am! I grew up in one of the burbs of Minneapolis, but am currently living in the far western burbs of Chicago. Go Vikes! (At least until they get sold to California.)

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