Best Bites: 4 ways to spice up hot chocolate

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The days are getting cooler, which means winter is coming. And what's better in the chilly winter than warm and rich cup of hot chocolate? Cozy up to these delicious twists on our favorite cold-weather drink -- they're not just for kids!

See the simple recipes below!

Ingredients

  • Milk
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peppermint extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Peppermint pieces
  • Dark chocolate
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne
  • Vanilla Ice cream
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Milk chocolate
  • Peanut butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Cocoa powder
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Caramel

Directions

Peppermint:

  1. Pour milk into a pan and boil.
  2. Add chocolate chips.
  3. Add a dash of peppermint extract.
  4. Stir, stir, stir!
  5. Pour into a mug.
  6. Top hot chocolate with whipped cream and peppermint pieces.
  7. Enjoy!

Spicy:

  1. Pour milk into a pan and boil.
  2. Chop dark chocolate and add into the pan.
  3. Add a dash of cinnamon and cayenne.
  4. Stir, stir, stir!
  5. Pour into a mug and top with vanilla ice cream.
  6. Add a cinnamon stick for a kick.
  7. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter:

  1. Pour milk into a pan and boil.
  2. Chop milk chocolate and add to pan.
  3. Add a spoonful of peanut butter.
  4. Mix, mix, mix!
  5. Pour into a mug and add whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
  6. Enjoy!

Pumpkin:

  1. Pour milk into a pan and boil.
  2. Pour a splash of maple syrup and a dash of cocoa powder.
  3. Sprinkle in pumpkin spice
  4. Mix, mix, mix!
  5. Pour into a mug.
  6. Top with marshmallows and a drizzle of caramel.
  7. Enjoy!

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