The rich flavor of chocolate combines so well with peppermint. This is the perfect drink to sip while trimming the tree.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, heat milk until hot, but not boiling. Whisk in the chocolate and the crushed peppermint candies until melted and smooth. Pour hot cocoa into four mugs, and garnish with whipped cream. Serve each with a candy cane stirring stick.

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Nutrition Facts

486.2 calories; 10 g protein; 80.2 g carbohydrates; 30.9 mg cholesterol; 140.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
I thought it was good but we used two big candy canes insted of four small ones so it was really sweet.You also need to crush them up really really good or else it has big chunks in it so you need to kind of turn it into dust. my whole family liked it even the kid who wont eat any thing!We drank it on new years eve. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2003
A nice change from the old standard but not spectacular. Make sure you use whole milk -- I tried to get by with the skim milk I had on hand and it just wasn't quite right. Read More
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135 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 97
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
I thought it was good but we used two big candy canes insted of four small ones so it was really sweet.You also need to crush them up really really good or else it has big chunks in it so you need to kind of turn it into dust. my whole family liked it even the kid who wont eat any thing!We drank it on new years eve. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
Wow we really liked this! It was so easy to make. We didn't have candycanes - we crushed 8 round Starlight mints in place of the candycanes. We put them in a sealed plastic bag and placed it on our cutting board to make breaking the mints up easy. We just smashed the bag with a hammer. We topped the cocoa off with the swirly whipped cream from a can and it looked and tasted like something straight from Starbuck's. We're going to make this one an annual tradition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
This was a great treat! My family also enjoyed this while decorating the tree this year. I added red colored sugar sprinkles to the top of the whipped cream. It was very attractive looking and the kids went crazy! We loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2003
Strong chocolate flavor but the peppermint flavor was very subtle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2004
i made it with instant hot chocolate and crushed the hook off of a candy cane and then stuck the rest of the candy cane in the drink and it tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2003
A nice change from the old standard but not spectacular. Make sure you use whole milk -- I tried to get by with the skim milk I had on hand and it just wasn't quite right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
Oh wow is all I can say! I crave this not only during the holidays now. Very easy to make. I used nutri-sweet calorie reduced instead of regular whipped topping and no one even noticed the difference. For someone who isnt into sweet things this might have a little too much flavour for them so just serve half a cup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
This was great my family drank it on new years eve! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
Just suited for a cold winter day.Quite tasty indeed! Read More
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