Guess what. It’s been almost chilly here in Texas this week! I went for a run yesterday morning (hard to believe, I know) and didn’t feel like I was running through a bowl of pea soup. It was amazing.
Also, it’s so easy to run in Texas compared to Colorado. Still moving back though. ASAP. And by ASAP I mean probably 15 years from now.
Anyway, I haven’t been drinking coffee at home recently for whatever reason but I’ve still been craving something warm and sweet and delicious every morning. So I’m on a hot chocolate kick and have tried every combination you can imagine with basically everything in my baking cabinet.
This one is my favorite and I’ve made it for, like, 5 mornings in a row!
It’s the secret ingredient in this Peanut Butter White Hot Chocolate! It dissolves into the hot chocolate and creates the most perfect cup of hot chocolate you can imagine!
I’ve been into Jif Peanut Butter since I first found out about it. Powdered peanut butter is something I can get behind! It’s perfect for adding that peanut butter flavor to smoothies, oatmeal, pancakes, or you can even bake with it! Plus, it has 85% less fat than traditional peanut butter but still has 7 – 9 grams of protein per serving!
If you are interested in trying Jif Peanut Powder, Smucker’s has a $1 off coupon on Ibotta.com! And when you get your bag of Peanut Powder, make sure you try this Peanut Butter White Hot Chocolate!
I’d be more excited if it had waited until after I have to walk around the neighborhood after the sun goes down asking neighbors that I don’t really know for candy for my kids.
But I’ll take it.
Weather.com totally teased me last night with “Locations nearby are reporting snow” so you know I stared out the window for a good hour and a half before finally giving up. No snow for me.
Good news though, I’m totally prepared for the cold now thanks to the lovely people at Stephen’s Hot Cocoa. They sent me a package of 3 of their hot cocoa flavors: Cookies N’ Creme, Orange Creme, and Amaretto. I buy their Candycane Cocoa every winter because the cute little bear drinking the cocoa on the package is just too cute to resist so I was excited to try their other flavors.
I used the Cookies and Creme Cocoa to make this popcorn. The coating for the popcorn is the cocoa mix, butter, and melted marshmallows! It’s almost like a rice krispies treat but with popcorn! And then, of course, I mixed in more (unmelted) marshmallows and some chopped cookies. Because you can’t have Cookies and Cream Popcorn without cookies!
More good news! I’ve got cocoa for one of you! Make sure you enter below!
One winner will get three cans of Stephen’s Hot Cocoa in Cookies N’ Creme, Orange Creme, and Amaretto. Giveaway is open until November 4 at midnight Eastern time. I will email the winner after the giveaway ends so make sure your email is correct! US only, please.
You know the only thing better than peppermint white hot chocolate? Pink peppermint white hot chocolate!
This time of year my Starbucks drink of choice is the peppermint white mocha which is pretty much the best thing ever but when I’m not feeling coffee, I go for the peppermint white hot chocolate but their version has nothing on this pretty pink one!
Before Nicole and I started this Thirsty Thursday thing I had no idea hot chocolate was so easy to make from scratch but seriously, if you haven’t done it, you need to. I’m always so disappointed in the white hot chocolate mixes but this homemade version makes up for it.
Frozen hot chocolate has always confused me. I thought it was just a chocolate milkshake with a fancy name and I couldn’t figure out why everyone went crazy over them. So when Nicole and I decided on a chocolate theme for this week, I knew I had to make one.
It is so not just a chocolate milkshake! I used a salted caramel hot chocolate mix and it tasted just like a salted caramel hot chocolate… but frozen. Amazing how that works, right? I was so excited with how it turned out and it really couldn’t be easier. If you have hot chocolate mix and some milk, you can make this.
Nicole made a hot chocolate mix which would be perfect for this! Just use 1.25 ounces of the mix in place of the packaged one!
Put 1/2 milk, hot chocolate mix, and ice in a blender. Blend until pretty smooth, adding more milk as needed. Pour into a glass. Top with whipped cream and use a microplane to shave some chocolate on top. Serve immediately.