Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa

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Last Valentine’s Day, I made Eric and I some killer Vegan Hot Chocolate. In fact, it was so good, I decided to call it Tall, Dark, and Handsome Hawt Chocolate

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It is creamy. It is rich. It is the perfect hot drink at the peak of Winter when you are snowed in and bundled up on the couch watching a movie.

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Eric has not stopped talking about this Hot Chocolate all year, so I knew that I would have to roll it out again this Winter. This time, I made a Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa because it just sounded like the right thing to do. Despite the fact that Eric is actually repulsed by peanut butter on its own, he actually loves the combination of chocolate and peanut butter together.

I don’t ask, I just bake.

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It is very important that you sift the cocoa powder before beginning. I tried to skip this step and it was horribly clumpy. No one wants to bite into a clump of bitter cocoa powder! I ended up pouring it into my blender to get the clumps out, but I learned my lesson.

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Whisk all ingredients together in a pot and bring to a low boil before reducing to low heat. Simmer for a few minutes.

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Easy as that.

Pour into mugs!

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I rimmed the mugs in agave and then turbinado sugar. It worked out great!

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I also added a bow at the bottom of each glass mug.

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On top: Dandie’s vegan Marshmallows and Cacao nibs. You can also add chocolate chips on top too.

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Mmm. I love Dandie’s marshmallows. They get all soft and melty in the hot cocoa.

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This cocoa is smooth as silk, creamy, rich, and chocolaty, with just a hint of peanut butter. Perfection.

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But of course I could not leave it at that.

I decided to pour the hot cocoa into an ice cube tray to make delicious ice cubes of fudgy goodness.

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I made them into Rocky Road ice cubes by adding marshmallows, chocolate chips, and cacao nibs.

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Freeze them for a few hours and then use a dull butter knife on each side to pop them out. The result is a delicious Rocky Road fudgisicle cube that you can enjoy alone, make into popsicles, add to a glass of Almond Milk, or throw a couple into a SMOOTHIE! The possibilities are endless.

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I’m off for a meeting this morning. I am being interviewed by my undergraduate University- University of Guelph for OSG and Glo Bakery. It should be really fun to reminisce about old times! Any U of G students or alumni out there?

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Enjoy your day!

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Alyyyyyyne January 25, 2011

Nice RIM!!!!

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Sandra January 26, 2011

I cannot wait to make this PB hot chocolate. It is just what I have been craving lately. Thanks for this lovely recipe!

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cailen January 26, 2011

that hot cocoa is soooo delicious looking – it’s literally making my mouth water! i’m so glad i came across your blog (via the great balancing act). your story is very similar to mine – i struggled with my weight and self-confidence during my early college years and finally discovered that listening to my body’s innate wisdom and taking care of myself was the only way to live. goodbye diets and deprivation! and now, i’m in the best shape of my life and soooo much happier : )

will definitely stop by again soon!!!

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megan @ blackberries for jam January 25, 2011

This looks delightful! I made a similar salted PB hot chocolate recently and it was wonderful, but I’ll have to try your version. More PB and coconut milk can never be a bad thing!

http://blackberriesforjam.com/just-another-snow-day

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 25, 2011

WOW Ange, good luck with your interview! I’m sure you are one of the most accomplished U of G Alumni out there!! And I think the cocoa looks amazing – genius idea with the ice cube trays!

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Liz @ Blog is the New Black January 25, 2011

This looks amazing. good luck with the interview!

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cait January 25, 2011

woot woot! I went to Guelph for my undergrad degree and studied International Development. I am now at McMaster studying midwifery- but I definitely miss the small town, earthy feel of guelph!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 25, 2011

We really loved Guelph too…great school, great town

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Amanda (Eating Up) January 25, 2011

Oh you could totally make frozen hot chocolate out of those ice cubes!

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Felicia (a taste of health with balance) January 25, 2011

this post went from amazing to mouth watering! great idea putting it in ice cubes ! i love the addition of the sugar on the glass- what a beautiful touch! have fun on your interview :)

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Jackie @ Baking Charms January 25, 2011

That recipe title it too cute :) And I love the sugared glass idea!

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Gina January 25, 2011

Omgoodness, make me some of this hot chocolate! Pretty please :)

Good luck with your interview!

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Julie @SavvyEats January 25, 2011

I made salted pb hot chocolate a few weeks ago and it was SO good. LOVE the idea of using coconut milk… I’ll do that next time for an even creamier version.

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Julie @SavvyEats January 25, 2011

Oh, and the sugar rim (maybe with some sea salt on it too?) GENIUS

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Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans January 25, 2011

Oh yum! That hot chocolate looks amazing!

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Lisa @ Healthy Diaries January 25, 2011

That looks AMAZING!! YUM! I haven’t had hot chocolate all winter! Can you believe it? I live in Chicago….
:)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 25, 2011

You must remedy this situation at once!

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Charlie January 25, 2011

That hot chocolate sounds sooo good. Definitely have to make this!

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Fresh and Foodie January 25, 2011

WOW! This is brilliant! Love the idea of using coconut and, of course, peanut butter!

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Fresh and Foodie January 25, 2011

WOW! This is brilliant! Love the idea of using coconut and, of course, peanut butter!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 25, 2011

I am OBSESSED with the sugared rim! So fun.

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Jess January 25, 2011

the rocky road ice cubes are genius! you always have such innovative ideas!

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Christina January 25, 2011

OMG rocky road smoothies!!! You are a genius! I have to admit though, with the cocoa nibs and marshmellows it looks a little crazy but it must taste ah-mazing!

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Heather (heathers dish) January 25, 2011

Ooooh yum, I made PB hot cocoa around Christmas time and totally fell in love! So amazing :)

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Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow January 25, 2011

Peanut butter in my hot chocolate? Ummm….yes please!!!! I will be making this very, very soon.

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Trish @I_am_Succeeding January 25, 2011

ohhh these look s good!!

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Heather January 25, 2011

Yummy hot chocolate – I must try that for the boys as I know they will love it!

I went to U of G also … more years ago than you but loved it there :)

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Ashley @ Taste for Healthy January 25, 2011

I totally had a craving for hot chocolate recipe yesterday! But I didn’t know of any amazing recipes. Thank you for sharing!

PS… Love the rim!!!

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Camille January 25, 2011

That’s the most beautiful hot chocolate ever!

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Sruthi @ Exercise, Food & Beyond January 25, 2011

Thanks for sharing this recipe. This is exactly what I need on this cold day.

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Alex @ Healing Beauty January 25, 2011

I am so impressed by your photography. All of your pictures just look absolutely gorgeous and this recipe looks unbelievable!

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Moni'sMeals January 25, 2011

I have never tried Peanut Butter hot cocoa! Sweet! How cute with the ice cubes and really a smart idea.

Have a great interview!

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Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat January 25, 2011

Your presentations of all your foods are beautiful!

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Beth @ DiningAndDishing January 25, 2011

Oh myyyyyy Angela. Your recipes always look amazing but I’m sure this one takes the cake!! I die over chocolate and peanut butter so in liquid form?? Yes please!

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Sabine @ thefruitpursuit January 25, 2011

ow WOW WOW WOW WOW! I especially like the idea of freezing them!

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salah@myhealthiestlifestyle January 25, 2011

that hot cocoa looks so amazing!!!

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Kelsey January 25, 2011

Oh Yay!! You’re a Guelph alum! I am there right now, in my last year of a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree.

If you’re staying for lunch, pop by the Cornerstone downtown for some delicious vegan fare… my fave :)

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Brittany January 25, 2011

ALL OF THE GLO BARS ARE SOLD OUT!

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Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 25, 2011

what a great idea making the “ice” cubes! that would definitely be my go-to snack!

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Lauren January 25, 2011

So creative! Those ice cubes would be gone in an hour for me, and this hot cocoa would be wonderful on days like yesterday when it was below zero degrees F all day.

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Steph@stephsbitebybite January 25, 2011

I wish I lived next to you so that I could come over and enjoy a mug of this :)

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Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 25, 2011

omg, that looks so incredibly rich and decadent.

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jen @ taste life January 25, 2011

I love the way your brain works, Angela.

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Ashley January 25, 2011

LOVE the ice cube idea. I bet you could blend one cube into banana soft serve for some mind blowing amazement! :)

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Bronwyn Coyne January 25, 2011

hmmmmm peanut butter….. hmmmmm chocolate. Hmmmm peanut butter + chocolate.

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