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Time to get cozy with something warm and comforting. My Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate is like a warm hug in a mug. Pair it with your favorite Mulino Bianco cookies for the perfect treat.
Remember last week when I shared my love of hot chocolate? When I wrote that post I mentioned that I needed to write a few of my favorite hot chocolate recipes up for the blog ASAP. Today I am delivering on that promise with the most decadent Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate which I paired with Mulino Bianco cookies.
Is there a better combination than peanut butter and chocolate? It’s one of those classic food combinations that hits the spot every time. My kids love the combination when it comes to candy, cookies, ice cream and cake so I knew they’d love this hot chocolate recipe. They are hot chocolate junkies. They request it ALL THE TIME (like seriously, can Mommy get a break?), so this Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate was a total no brainer.
Each year, my family and I grab our favorite hot chocolate of the season, last year it was the Green Grinch Hot Chocolate, and we pair it with our favorite Christmas cookies and we head out to look at Christmas lights. We wear our pajamas, cuddle up in our seats with blankets and we play Christmas music on the radio in the search of our favorite Christmas lights. There are few houses that are on our go-to list every year and we are always surprised with a few new ones each year. So far we haven’t done our annual Christmas lights tour for the year yet but I can assure you that this year our travel mugs will be filled with Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate. Don’t be jealous, I’m sharing the recipe with you, too!
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Recipe
To make the Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate you need a few simple ingredients and about 10 minutes.
To begin, I added 1 cup of milk and a half cup of half and half to a small pot over medium heat. I then added a half cup of milk chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter coffee/cocktail syrup, 1 teaspoon peanut butter powder, 3 tablespoons and peanut butter chips and 1 teaspoon of peanut butter and stirred gently until melted and combined. While the hot chocolate was warming I rimmed a mug in peanut butter syrup and added crushed peanut butter cups to the rim.
To finish the peanut butter hot chocolate I added whipped cream, more peanut butter syrup and more crushed peanut butter cups to the top.
To accompany the peanut butter hot chocolate I served Mulino Bianco cookies. Mulino Bianco is Italy’s #1 brand of cookies. These delicious cookies pair perfectly with coffee, milk or hot chocolate and come in a variety of flavors. They are a great compliment to a cozy evening at home or even for holiday gatherings.
I purchased my Mulino Bianco cookies at ShopRite. The cookies were not located in the cookie aisle, but on an end cap near the coffee/tea section. I did have difficulty finding the cookies so make sure to look at the end caps, paying attention to special free-standing displays.
To save some extra money on the cookies, be sure to take advantage of this digital coupon. Between the digital coupon and the sale price at my ShopRite, the Mulino Bianco cookies were a tremendous deal.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter chips
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter syrup (I used Torani)
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter powder (I used PB2)
- 1 teaspoon creamy peanut butter
- peanut butter sundae syrup for rimming/topping
- crushed peanut butter cups for rimming/topping
- whipped cream
- To begin, I added 1 cup of milk and a half cup of half and half to a small pot over medium heat. I then added a half cup of milk chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter coffee/cocktail syrup, 1 teaspoon peanut butter powder, 3 tablespoons and peanut butter chips and 1 teaspoon of peanut butter and stirred gently until melted and combined. While the hot chocolate was warming I rimmed a mug in peanut butter syrup and added crushed peanut butter cups to the rim. Once melted, pour into prepared mugs, top with whipped cream and swirl peanut butter syrup on top. Top with additional crushed peanut butter cups. Enjoy!
About Mulino Bianco
Since 1877 Mulino Bianco has been perfecting the perfect recipe for each product, always maintaining the same high quality for all. For this reason, they only use eggs from free-range hens and cream and milk produced in Italy, and they are particularly attentive and proud of our wheat, sugar and vegetable oils, which they monitor all the way along the supply chain until they end up in our products and on your table. Mulino Bianco makes a great gift.