Stay warm with Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate |

Stay warm with Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Larry Crowe / The Associated PressA mug of Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate is the drinkable version of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Specialty peanut butters can add a twist to the recipe. Spice it up with a peanut butter blended with hot peppers, or sweeten it further with a mocha-flavored peanut butter.

Think of this as the liquid version of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. For hot chocolate with a hit of heat, try a savory peanut butter with a blend of hot peppers, or for a sweeter take, P.B. Loco’s European Cafe Mocha peanut butter.

Preparation time, start to finish: 15 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

3 cups whole milk

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup dark chocolate chips

Mini marshmallows, or candy peanut butter cup, to garnish (optional)

In a blender, combine the milk, peanut butter, sugar and cocoa powder.

Puree until very smooth, then transfer to a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Add the chocolate chips and heat, stirring constantly, until the chips have melted and the mixture is smooth, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Ladle into mugs and garnish with marshmallows, if desired.

– AP food editor J.M. Hirsch can be e-mailed at

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