You must be logged in to post a review.
A spicy hot chocolate mix to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. Also makes a great gift.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Add granulated sugar to a medium-sized, heavy bottom saucepan. Heat the sugar, over medium heat, and allow the sugar to melt, stirring occasionally, until it is completely liquid and a nice golden brown color. The sugar may crystallize, however, continue to heat it and it will eventually thin out and become very fluid. Keep an eye on the sugar as it will burn very easily. Once it’s a dark amber color, remove pan from the heat and carefully pour the caramelized sugar onto the parchment paper. Be careful! Liquid sugar is extremely hot! Let the caramelized sugar cool at room temperature until completely hardened and no longer warm to the touch. Break into small pieces.
Add the pieces of caramelized sugar to a food processor and pulverize it into a fine powder. If all the pieces do not fit in your processor at once, pulverize half first before adding the remaining pieces. Once the powder is finely ground, add cocoa powder, salt, brown sugar, milk powder, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Pulse until well combined. Add dark chocolate 1/4 cup at a time. Process between each addition. Once all the dark chocolate has been added, process for a minute or two until the mixture is a fine powder. That’s it!
Mix 3 tablespoons of spicy chocolate mix into 1 cup of hot milk. Enjoy!
Fill jars or cellophane bags with the spicy hot chocolate mix for a wonderful homemade gift around the holidays. Attach a special tag with instructions on how to prepare spicy hot chocolate for a fireside treat for friends and family.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!