• Baby, it’s cold outside.

    For me, that means cozy pajamas, blankets, movies, and snuggling with my husband and kids while watching a movie or two. Oh, and don’t forget the slippers! What better way to warm you up on a cold evening than a steaming mug of hot cocoa, right? Darn right. It is the drink straight out of heaven. Now, if you know me, you know that I am obsessed with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. All is right in the world when those two things get together and mingle. So when I saw the recipe for Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate on The Cooking Actress blog. I knew that this was the new go to drink for my cold evenings.

    Now, if you know me, you know that I am obsessed with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate

    Her recipe only serves one.  And lets face it, one serving size, on those ‘Nutritional Information’ charts you find listed on packaged food items might sound great on paper, just doesn’t cut it for me.  Especially chocolate and even more so chocolate with peanut butter.  So, I adapted the recipe (in case I decide to share), to serve my family (about four servings).

    Whisk together four cups of milk, four tablespoons of cocoa powder, six tablespoons of white sugar, and one and a half tablespoons of vanilla extract together in a pot. Turn the heat to medium high and bring the mixture to a soft simmer.
    Mix in four tablespoons of smooth peanut butter into the mixture. Watch the peanut butter melt into the chocolaty goodness.
    When the peanut butter has finished melting into the hot chocolate scoop it into four mugs.

    We top ours with marshmallows (on principle. Hot chocolate gets marshmallows) and peanut butter chips. I am sure that regular chocolate chips would also be Divine, but I am a sucker for peanut butter.

    The only way to describe how good this is, is to call it decadent. With most of those ingredients already sitting in your pantry, it might be too easy to whip up. Try not to indulge too often!