Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows

Warm up by the fireside with this classic cocoa recipe, complete with snowflake marshmallow tutorial!

Prep: 3 min.

Cook: 8 min.

Serves: 4

Cost per serving: $1.86

Ingredients:

4 cups whole milk

6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped

2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

2 Tbsp. honey

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

½ tsp. instant coffee powder, optional

Marshmallows and extra cocoa powder for serving, optional

Preparation:

1. Bring milk to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in chocolate, cocoa, honey, vanilla, salt and coffee, if desired. Whisk until chocolate has melted and mixture has thickened slightly, approximately 4 minutes. Ladle into mugs and serve with decorated marshmallows (see step 2), if desired.

2. Make this rich hot chocolate even more special with decorated marshmallows. Set a small, sturdy snowflake stencil (find one at a craft store) on top of each marshmallow. Sift a small amount of unsweetened cocoa powder over the marshmallow, then carefully remove stencil. Use marshmallows immediately.

Per Serving: 401 Cal., 27g Fat (14g Sat.), 25mg Chol., 4g Fiber, 11g Pro., 45g Carb., 137mg Sod.