Sunday, July 31, 2016

SRC: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Hello everyone and welcome to our August installment of the Secret Recipe Club.  This month I was assigned Traci's blog, Burnt Apple. What a fun adventure looking through her blog was. She has so many recipes I want to try; and so many ingredients I've never worked with before. A lot of her recipes are healthier versions because Traci strongly believes in using whole foods and natural sweeteners, from what I've seen. That being said, it doesn't mean she doesn't have some fun recipes in there - check out these Bacon Cheddar Fries, Baked Churros, Crispy Cinnamon Raisin French Toast and this Baked Blueberry French Toast. I'm hoping to try these out sometime soon. But after a month of packing, moving, unpacking and settling in, while working full time. I needed something comforting and super simple. Something warm would be a bonus, because we are smack bang in the middle of winter. So, I decided to try out her Healthy Hot Cocoa Mix for reveal day. But that's not all. I have a bonus recipe, yup I made a second treat from Traci's blog that I will share later in the week.

So back to this mix. You wouldn't believe how easy this was. 3 ingredients in a bowl, mix everything together and store. Then you simply store as needed. Traci used a healthier sweetener for her mix, but I used her basic version, using what I had on hand, which is why I'm calling it simply a Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix. I'm thinking this would make a fantastic present for Christmas, all dressed up - atleast for those of you who have a wintery Christmas. As for me and my husband, we are going to enjoy this right now. **slurrp**




Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

3/4 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar (I will cut this down to 3/4 cup next time) (Adjust to your liking)
1 tbsp cornstarch

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl thoroughly.



Store in an airtight container.

To use, simply place 2 tbsp of the mix in a mug and top off with milk.

Either heat in the microwave for 60 seconds and then in 30 second increments till it is hot enough for you. Or simply heat in a saucepan on the stovetop on a low heat, till it is hot enough for you.

... and ofcourse, every hot chocolate is better with some marshmallows :)



Don't forget to check out what other bloggers in Group A have whipped up for this reveal!


24 comments:

  1. I used to drink hot chocolate as a kid in Brazil, haven't had any in decades... not even sure why, just lost the habit.

    once the weather cools, I should bring it back into my life...

    Happy Reveal Day!

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    1. Nothing more comforting than a nice hot mug when its cold and wet.

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  2. A good hot cocoa mix to have on hand is a good thing. I miss having weather cold enough to justify making a mug of it.

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    1. It sure is :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Lovely: a good mug of hot chocolate hits the spot everytime

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  4. I love the idea of making your own hot chocolate mix and having it at the ready when you need it. We adore hot chocolate, but it's so hot here I sadly have to wait... unless iced "hot" chocolate is anything like iced coffee... hmm.... a new idea is blossoming. Anyway, GREAT pick for SRC!

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  5. I love making homemade hot cocoa mix, I have not bought any in years!

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    1. This is my second time Erin, wasnt happy with the first recipe I tried. I like this one so much better.

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  6. Wow, that looks so easy. I have no excuse for not making my own hot chocolate mix from now on. I haven't been having hot chocolate much recently because there's all kinds of extra stuff in the store-bought mix I really don't want (that and it's summer right now), but I can feel good about this.

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    1. It is Anna. I hope you try making your own soon :)

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    1. It is Karen, thanks for stopping by!

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  8. That looks easy, and awesome for winter :)

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  9. We drink hot chocolate all winter long in the mountains. It's dessert for us. Next time I'm making it from scratch with this recipe. The corn starch is there for thickening, I'm guessing?

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    1. I believe so Susan, thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. How interesting...never saw corn starch in a hot choc recipe before, but I'll bet it gives it a slightly thickened consistency, without turning it into pudding. I must try it. Wonderful SRC pick!

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  11. Hot chocolate is my favorite. I have it all the time, even in the summer. My husband thinks I am crazy. Love this recipe!

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    1. Thanks Emily, thats like me and ice cream in winter ... lol

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  12. It's great to have a hot chocolate mix on hand when the weather gets cold - and if it ever gets below freezing here again (we're now at about 100 degrees F!), I'll be sure to make this mix.

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    1. It sure is, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it!

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