Peanut butter hot chocolate

You read that right…peanut butter hot chocolate! It is the TWELFTH AND LAST DAY of our Christmas drink series ANDDDDD it is Christmas Eve!

This is without a doubt my favorite holiday to host. We put it on in this house! Huge party, all of my Italian comfort food favorites from my childhood (that I owe all to my aunt and grandma for teaching me), and a shit ton of fun cocktails.

I know everyone is crazy busy so I will get right to it. This was my favorite warm and sweet cocktail of all of them, I saved my fave for last. This is definitely a dessert drink. But if you are really winning at Christmas living, you will have this IN ADDITION to your dessert.

Where’s the alcohol?

Peanut butter hot chocolate made simply with Nestle’s chocolate peanut butter morsels, a little bittersweet chocolate, some milk, some half and half and some peanut butter whiskey. That’s right – PEANUT BUTTER WHISKEY. It is a thing. And it is pretty awesome. And it is the perfect twist on an adult hot chocolate flavor a lot of people never thought of or never tried.

Don’t have the chocolate peanut butter morsels?? Just use all regular bittersweet or semi sweet. The peanut butter whiskey will add enough peanut butter goodness.

This hot beverage is thick and super rich and creamy. You and your guests are going to love it.

Last, I just want to say thank you to everyone and anyone who has checked out this series. Really anyone who has checked out any of my recipes this year. I truly hope you enjoy anything you make of mine. And if you don’t or if you have an improvement or suggestion, I would LOVE to hear about it. As a recipe creator, I am always looking to make new stuff or improve what I have. And from my family to all of yours MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY EVERY HOLIDAY, and if I don’t write another thing this year…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Looking forward to good things next year xoxo.

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Peanut butter hot chocolate

Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup of chocolate peanut butter morsels if you don't have, use semisweet or bittersweet
  • 1/4 bittersweet or semisweet chocolate either a chopped bar or morsels
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter whiskey
  • whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan heat the milk, half and half and salt. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate. Whisk until completely smooth and then whisk in the peanut butter whiskey. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream.

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