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Sweet, Spiked, & Spicy Hot Chocolate


The perfect way to celebrate during the cold, winter months is with a cup of Sweet, Spiked, & Spicy Hot Chocolate. Rich chocolate, spicy cayenne, and nutty flavors of peanut butter come together to make, quite possibly, the best cup of hot chocolate that has ever been created. Whether you're curled up with a book or making a couple cups with some of your favorite people, this recipe will be one you keep coming back to again and again.

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  • 1 cup 1 cup milk
  • 2-ounces 2-ounces milk chocolate
  • 1-ounce 1-ounce semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 (1.5-ounce) shot 1 (1.5-ounce) shot glass-full of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 3 large 3 large marshmallows


Servings 1
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 15mins
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Step 1

Add the milk, sugar, and chocolate to a small pot and cook on a low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate and sugar have dissolved. Whisk in the peanut butter until smooth, then add the spices. Remove from the heat, stir in the rum, and pour into a mug or glass. Stir in the marshmallows and allow them to melt and enrich the cocoa.


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