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9 yummy drink recipes for fall and winter

By: Ashley Chase on Oct. 19, 2010, 6:34 a.m.
peanut butter hot chocolate in a mug

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Peanut butter hot chocolate

For a twist on standard hot chocolate, you can add in other flavors like peanut butter. This recipe from takes a few hours to cook, but once it's ready, you'll have a rich, warm beverage to share with the household, office or party.

Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 1-4 hours


• 1 cup powder chocolate milk mix or powder cocoa mix

• 8 cups hot water

• 3/4 cup chocolate syrup

• 1/4 cup peanut butter

• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


1. Pour cocoa mix in a 3-4 quart slow cooker.

2. Carefully stir in hot water.

3. Stir in chocolate syrup.

4. Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours or on high for 90 minutes to 2 hours.

5. Whisk in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.

6. Ladle cocoa into mugs. Serves nine.