November 2, 2012

S'MORES HOT CHOCOLATE

I had to make some hot chocolate after work the other day.

All day at work, while I sat at my desk, I was secretly kind of cold (if any of my co-workers are reading this - don't tell Sue - ha ha)!  You see, there is a constant battle at work with the thermostat.  The three of us that sit along the wall are always hot and have little fans on our desks and the rest of the room are always cold and have space heaters under their desks.  

I never get cold at work, but as people were coming in and out of the door all day long and letting in the cool breeze, I found myself slightly chilly.

This hot chocolate was rich and creamy and delicious.  The toasted marshmallows were such a fun addition, rather than just plain mallows.  P.S. . . on a little side note . . . when you are broiling the marshmallows, make sure to watch them very very closely and don't put them too close to the broiler or they may catch on fire.  Don't ask me how I know this, just trust me :)  

S'MORES HOT CHOCOLATE
2 Tbl. butter, melted
2 graham crackers, crushed
4 c. whole milk (I used 1%)
2 (4 oz.) milk chocolate bars, broken into chunks
8-12 large marshmallows
chocolate syrup
4 mugs

Place melted butter in a small, shallow dish that is as large around as your mugs.  Place crushed graham crackers in another dish of the same size.  Flip your mugs upside-down and dip the rim first in melted butter and then in the crushed graham crackers; set aside.  Add the milk to a medium saucepan and heat on medium-low.  When it is  starting to get warm, add the chocolate chunks.  Whisk frequently to keep the chocolate from burning and getting stuck to the bottom of the pan.  Meanwhile, place the marshmallows on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Place under the broiler in the oven on low.  Watch constantly and remove from the oven when toasted and browned.  Once the chocolate is completely melted and well incorporated into the milk and it reaches desired temperature, pour into a container with a pour spout (this will help you divide it between the cups easier and keep your graham cracker rimmed cup looking pretty).  Divide mixture between four mugs.  Top each with 2 or 3 toasted marshmallows and drizzle with chocolate syrup.  Serves 4.

Jenn's Notes:  I used 1% milk and I still think it turned out thick and creamy.  It is very rich and a 1 cup serving was plenty.  

25 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it. Found you via Tatertots and Jello.

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  2. This looks SO yummy!! And the presentation is beautiful! Perfect holiday drink--thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love the idea to toast the marshmallows for hot chocolate. What a wonderful sounding recipe. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  4. Found you through TT&J's link up, this looks so yummy! Pinned to try soon! :)

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  5. This picture grabbed my attention!!! This may be the best looking thing I've seen here in blogland....Wow! I have to make this!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  6. This.is.amazing!! I am on a s'mores kick and this is perfection!!

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  7. This looks so delicious. Perfect for a cool day! I would love to have you come share some of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  8. that sounds incredible. too bad i cant get graham crackers here :P

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    1. Thanks! If you're feeling ambitious, I have seen homemade graham cracker recipes floating around. -Jenn

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  9. Oh my - so good! I love hot chocolate and this will kick it up a notch!

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  10. Ooh, this looks delicious, and the weather these days is just perfect for it!!

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  11. Oh goodness. I have a weakness for anything s'mores! Thankfully, it's the right time of year for hot cocoa too!

    I would love it if you would link up at Martha Mondays, open tonight at midnight through Wednesday night!

    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2012/11/martha-mondays-link-up-party-features.html

    ~Amanda
    www.watchoutmartha.net

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  12. We drink a lot of hot chocolate in the winter after playing in the snow. I am always looking for fun new drinks! Toasted marshmallows are the perfect topping!

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  13. Ohh this look delicious.

    www.adventureswithcaptaindestructo.com

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  14. This looks so delicious!! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social Sunday party. YOu can come show off your awesome ideas! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/11/get-social-sunday.html

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  15. OMGosh you are going to ruin my diet! lol, just kidding, I'm not even on a diet! That looks so good though...gourmet! Stopping by via Mop it up Mondays :)

    Jessica
    http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/11/meatless-monday-cran-blueberry-mini.html

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  16. Yum yum yuuuuum! I can't believe I've never made anything like this before. Pinning :)

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  17. Wow! This looks so amazingly delicious!
    I would love to have you join Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party and share this (and/or any other) recipe of yours! Here is the link to it:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/11/wednesday-extravaganza-3.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  18. This looks AMAZING! Very tempting on this chilly night! Thanks for the recipe!
    Rebecca
    www.heronscrafts.blogspot.com

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  19. haha! I love that you just "know" that the marshmallows will catch on fire if not watched:-) This fun s'mores hot chocolate really does looks pretty awesome!!!

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    1. Haha - yeah - nothing like a SUPER toasty marshmallow! - Jenn

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  20. Just shared on Facebook! Looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  21. I was thinking to dip the mug rims in the chocolate syrup instead of melted butter.

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    1. Oh yeah, that would work. It will give it a slightly different look, but it will sure taste good! -Jenn

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