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Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate

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  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup baking cocoa
  • Dash of salt
  • cup hot water
  • 4 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5 pieces of peppermint bark
  • Whipped cream
  • Chopped peppermint bark (for garnish)
  • 5 candy canes (for garnish)


  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt.
  • Add water; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in milk and warm over medium heat; don’t boil.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla extract.
  • Whisk until frothy.
  • Place a piece of peppermint bark in the bottom of a mug.
  • Pour hot chocolate over bark.
  • Garnish with whipped cream, chopped peppermint bark, and a candy cane on the side.
  • Serve Immediately.



Warm up with a mug of peppermint bark hot chocolate this holiday season! And make sure you invite your friends and family to join you!
Author: Maria Lichty
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