Monday, November 17, 2014

Hot Chocolate for a Crowd

This weekend we had our annual Thanksgiving dinner with friends.  Typically it is fairly warm up until the week of Thanksgiving so when we got a cold front I decided we needed some hot chocolate.  I went looking on the internet for a recipe and couldn't find one that I just loved so I took bits and pieces from several different ones and this is what we got.  It was soooo chocolatey and smooth.  We loved this, my oldest is a hot chocolate snob and said this was the best he has ever had!

The great thing about this recipe is you throw it all in the crockpot and then set it outside on a table.  Add a platter with some peppermint sticks, marshmallows, cups and a marker (so no one takes off with your hot chocolate) and you are good to go!  I also set out a few snacks so that people could graze while we waited for dinner.  With the fire going, the hot chocolate and our new super cool patio heater we kept toasty warm.

1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1 carton of cream (16oz)
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14oz)
6 cups of milk
1 Tablespoon of vanilla

Mix everything together in the slow cooker on high.
Stir every thirty minutes or so... chocolate should be melted in about 2 hours.
Then put it on the warm setting.

Hot chocolate

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