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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Written by: Georgina Ingham | Posted 14 August 2015 19:03

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness”

John Steinbeck

 

Ah the heady days of summer. Think of August and even here in the UK, you generally summon thoughts of long, lazy, warm, sunny days.

 

It seems however, that we have been somewhat short changed today. The rain has not ceased for even a few minutes and it is so dark and chilly it feels more like October. What’s worse is that this unsettled weather is here to stay. It is most miserable indeed.

 

Other than wrapping up in warmer clothes and snuggling on the sofa with my lovely dogs and a good book what else could be done? Hot chocolate seemed essential.

 

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Inspired by my recent visit to The Pigs in Norfolk, which by the way was outstanding, I decided to take the hot chocolate one step further and add peanut butter.

 

Wherever they meet up, chocolate and nuts get along famously so this couldn’t be anything other than good, could it?

 

It beats Nutella hot chocolate hands down. This is one giant hug in a mug. In fact peanut butter hot chocolate is like drinking a hot Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – you can thank me later. Served in espresso cups and topped with fresh whipped cream and salted roasted peanuts, this is so good it could pass as dessert.

 

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

For an extra decadent treat top each cup with whipped cream and a scattering of salted peanuts.
 
Ingredients
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup double cream
1/2 cup dark or milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
 
Instructions
1. Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan until just below boiling point.
2. Stir in the peanut butter and allow to melt.
3. Stir in the chocolate chips and heat gently until melted.
4. Pour into cups and enjoy.
 
Details
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 
Total time:
Yield: 2 mugs
 
 
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