This quick and easy Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate tastes just like a peanut butter cup in liquid form! Top it off with peanut butter whipped cream, chopped peanut butter cups, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce and melted peanut butter for the ultimate PB and Chocolate drink!
The last time I posted a recipe with the worlds greatest flavour combination, my city was going through a record-breaking heatwave! One month later, and it's finally beginning to look/feel like Autumn. The leaves are changing, the wind is getting stronger, the weather is getting colder and I couldn't be happier!
Since it's finally getting cold, I decided to share a hot drink recipe that will keep me and my lovely readers warm during the chilly Autumn/Winter months. I shared a recipe for Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate a few weeks ago, but this time I wanted to sort of stray away from the pumpkin flavour.
On top of eating about 10 (alright, 20) Reese's Cups from my box of Halloween candy and day dreaming about my incredible Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lava Cupcakes recipe, I just had to make this hot chocolate peanut butter flavoured!
This is the perfect drink for chocolate and peanut butter lovers! Peanut butter hot chocolate topped with peanut butter whipped cream, chocolate sauce, melted peanut butter and chopped peanut butter cups! If that ain't enough to make any peanut butter lovers knees go weak, I don't know what is.
The peanut butter hot chocolate is so rich and creamy. It tastes just like a Reese's peanut butter cup in liquid form! It's super simple to make and only requires 5 ingredients: milk + cocoa + dark or semisweet chocolate + milk chocolate and of course, peanut butter! I like to use 2 different types of chocolate when it comes to my hot chocolates, but you can use all milk, semisweet or dark chocolate if you like.
To make the hot chocolate, simply add all of the ingredients to a medium saucepan and heat on the stove until melted and smooth. It can't get any easier than that!
The peanut butter hot chocolate is pretty irresistible on its own, but in my opinion, no hot chocolate is complete without a topping. You can top this hot chocolate with marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, peanut butter cups etc.
I decided to top this peanut butter hot chocolate with whipped cream, but not just any ordinary whipped cream - peanut butter whipped cream!
I wanted the peanut butter flavour to be all throughout this hot chocolate, including the whipped cream! To make the peanut butter whipped cream, just beat some heavy cream until peaks are soft. Then add powdered sugar, peanut butter and vanilla and beat until the peaks are stiff. Easy! This whipped cream tastes like a lighter and fluffier version of peanut butter!
I then topped this decadent drink with chocolate sauce and melted peanut butter. I simply melted peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, then drizzled it over the whipped cream. Look at this beauty:
For the finishing touch, I threw some chopped peanut butter cups on top for good measure.
There's absolutely no combination better than chocolate and peanut butter. Those 2 were meant to be together in every way possible! The richness of the chocolate and the creaminess of the peanut butter blended into one delicious treat. What's not to love?
This recipe yields 4 cups of hot chocolate. It can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days (if it even lasts that long). Simply reheat it on the stove or in the microwave and it'll taste just as amazing as it did on day 1!
Now go ahead and grab yourself a cup, along with a bag of pretzels. Then snuggle up under a nice and warm blanket and enjoy every sip of this liquid gold.
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Peanut Butter Whipped Cream:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
- 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate:
- 4 cups whole milk
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 oz. milk chocolate chips
- 2 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- Peanut Butter Whipped Cream (recipe above)
- Chocolate Sauce
- Melted peanut butter
- Chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
For the Peanut Butter Whipped Cream:
- In a medium stainless steal bowl, using a handheld mixer, whip the chilled cream until it reaches soft peaks.
- Add the powdered sugar, peanut butter and vanilla and beat until cream holds peaks. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
For the Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate:
- Add the milk, cocoa, chocolate and peanut butter to a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the chocolate and peanut butter are melted and the mixture is simmering. Do not boil.
- Pour the liquid into mugs and top with peanut butter whipped cream, chocolate sauce, melted peanut butter and chopped Reese's cups. Enjoy!
-This hot chocolate can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
-You can use 4 oz. of semisweet, milk or dark chocolate instead of a mixture of 2. You can even substitute the chocolate for chopped Reese's cups for a stronger peanut butter flavour!
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Love, Dedra ❤️
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