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9 yummy drink recipes for fall and winter

By: Ashley Chase on Oct. 19, 2010, 6:34 a.m.
Hot chocolate with cookies and sugar

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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.

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate


  • 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

Prep time: 10 minutes,

Total cook time: 1-4 hours


  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.

Yield: Serves 9