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Maple Hot Chocolate

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"When I first developed this version of hot chocolate, my husband was quite skeptical. But after one taste, his doubts were erased. In fact, he was the one who suggested I send it to Country. It really hits the spot on a chilly morning, especially when served with cinnamon rolls or doughnuts."
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15 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir in hot water and butter; bring to a boil. Add the milk, maple flavoring, vanilla and 8 marshmallows. Heat through, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted. Ladle into mugs and top each with a marshmallow.


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Most helpful positive review

I used real maple syrup instead of the flavoring, delicious. Be sure to use REAL maple syrup and not the imitation stuff.

Most helpful critical review

I tried this recipe but was disappointed, for 4 cups of milk i would recommend double the cococa & sugar. Also melt your marshmallows in the sauce pan with the cocoa BEFORE adding the milk or a...

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I used real maple syrup instead of the flavoring, delicious. Be sure to use REAL maple syrup and not the imitation stuff.

Quite a delicious concoction, although I wouldn't really call it hot chocolate. My 3 boys called it "praline cocoa", as it tastes just like my homemade maple pralines. It's delicious as printe...

A great taste, slightly different from standard hot cocoa. I took other reviewers' advice and added extra cocoa powder. Also, try whipping/frothing some of the milk for a great foamy texture.

AMAZING! I didn't have marshmallows, but it was fine without them. I also used real maple syrup (naturally :P)

I love this recipe, my very favorite but I add a little extra maple syrup for more of a maple taste

I omitted the marshmallows... And it was great! It didn't even taste like chocolate, but more like praline, as was mentioned before. Next time, though, I think I will add a little more cocoa pow...

Delicious! Instead of maple flavouring/syrup, I just added more cocoa. Chocolately and creamy.

MMMMM! This was so delicious! Even my picky siblings enjoyed it. My Brother says he will never use powder again. I really enjoyed the maple twist, just be careful because it is REALLY hot at fir...

Darlene, THANK YOU so much! I've been on a hunt for the best cocoa and this is hands down the best I've ever had. I added an extra 1/2 tablespoon cocoa to make it even more chocolatey. Perfect f...