Spiked Peppermint Patty Hot Chocolate

Spiked Peppermint Patty Hot Chocolate

 This boozy adult hot chocolate is rich, creamy, and oh so tasty. Made with dark chocolate, peppermint schnapps 
and creme de menthe, it will definitely warm you up on a cold day!
This boozy adult hot chocolate is rich, creamy, and oh so tasty. Made with dark chocolate, peppermint schnapps and creme de menthe, it will definitely warm you up on a cold day!
Christmas will be here in just a few short weeks and I've been shopping, decorating, and watching holiday movies in anticipation of the big day. One thing that really gets me into the mood is making homemade hot chocolate with my family. Gone are the days of making hot chocolate from a packet! Once I realized just how simple it was to make homemade hot chocolate, I've never looked back.

This boozy adult hot chocolate is rich, creamy, and oh so tasty. Made with dark chocolate, peppermint schnapps and creme de menthe, it will definitely warm you up on a cold day!
Today's hot chocolate recipe is especially for grown ups. This smooth and decadent Spiked Peppermint Patty is made with dark chocolate, milk, peppermint schnapps and creme de menthe liqueur. Who knew that four ingredients could taste so good?

To make a kid friendly version of this delicious treat, substitute a teaspoon or two of peppermint extract for the schnapps and liqueur. 

Spiked Peppermint Patty Hot Chocolate
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Serves 2

Ingredients:
2 cups 2% milk
4 ounces good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
2 ounces peppermint schnapps
2 ounces creme de menthe liqueur
Whipped cream, for topping
Finely crushed peppermints, for topping

In a small saucepan, heat the milk over low to medium heat. Do not boil. Once the milk is hot, add the chocolate and whisk until completely melted. Add the schnapps and liquer and slowly stir until hot.

Divide the cocoa evenly between two mugs. Top with whipped cream and a dusting of peppermint sprinkles. 

Bon App├ętit!
This boozy adult hot chocolate is rich, creamy, and oh so tasty. Made with dark chocolate, peppermint schnapps and creme de menthe, it will definitely warm you up on a cold day!
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