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Chocolate Blocks (for making hot chocolate)

Submitted by: mommafox on January 17, 2011
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Chocolate Blocks (for making hot chocolate)

One basic recipe for making 4 different hot chocolate drinks. Fun for the kids too.

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 9-12 blocks-----4 servings each

Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: less than 5 minutes  

Ingredients

1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
18 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
4 ounces un-sweetened baker’s chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
miniature marshmallows for decoration


Directions

In a medium size saucepan, over medium heat, stir and heat cream and sweetened condensed milk until just starting to bubble. Remove from heat and pour over both chocolates that are in a large bowl. Let sit 30 seconds and then stir until smooth and all the chocolate is melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Divide evenly among 9 standard-sized paper cupcake liners. Top each block with miniature marshmallows. STORE IN A SEALED CONTAINER IN THE REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER.
2. Making the drink—heat 4 cups of milk to a scald and add one block. Whisk gently until the block is melted through and milk is hot.
3.FOR MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE, do not add vanilla, but add 1/4 + 1/8 teasp. cinnamon oil, not extract. A pinch of cayenne pepper may be added to each mug.
4. FOR WHITE CHOCOLATE SPICE: Pour hot sweetened condensed milk and cream mixture over 22 ounces white chocolate chips. Let sit 30 seconds then stir until smooth.Add 4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp.fresh ground nutmeg. Pour into TWELVE (12) cupcake liners and sprinkle with cinnamon and top with white chocolate chips. Store the same way.
5.FOR WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT:Make as you would White Chocolate Spice but leave out the spices and add 3 tsp, peppermint extract (not oil). Top with mint flavored chips. Store as above.


Categories: Beverages, Dairy, Gift Basket Goodies, Kid-Friendly, Other Breakfast, Other Dairy

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  1. 12-12
    3:59
    pm

    I can’t wait to try this! My kids love hot chocolate!

  2. 1-17
    9:45
    pm

    These were so easy and I made 12 blocks. The chocolate mixture filled all 12 liners. The mixture is absolutely decadent! It reminded me of fudge, really good fudge! It makes a smooth cup of hot chocolate, too.

  3. 4-13
    2:18
    pm

    I made these again today, and i ran out of large muffin pan liners, so I got my mini muffin pans out and made little buttons. I figure they can be used for a single cup of hot cocoa. My friends and neighbors absolutely love these, don’t hesitate to try them!

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