Thursday, January 31, 2013

Did Someone Say, "Chocolate?"

Chocolatey Spiced Hot Chocolate

There is no greater treat than a warm cup of hot cocoa after a long day’s hike or on a cool, rainy day. Of course, you don't need to be hiking to enjoy the feel of a warm mug and the sweet aroma of cocoa. This rich recipe will satisfy chocolate lovers everywhere and it provides just a hint of kick to make you take notice.

·         ½ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips or 4 oz dark chocolate bar
·         4 c. water
·         1-1/4 c. Fat-free sweetened condensed milk
·         Pinch cayenne pepper
·         ¼ tsp cinnamon + cinnamon sticks

Boil the water in a pan and add the chocolate and condensed milk.  Stir over a medium heat until all the chocolate has melted.  Add the cayenne and cinnamon.  Pour into cups, use the cinnamon sticks as stirring sticks.

Serves 8-10                                         Prep/Cooking Time: 10 minutes

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