Hot Chocolate and Snow ..

We are getting ready for the first snow in the Carolinas. 2017. And they promise it will be a big one. To a East Coast Carolina Girl, any  snow is big . The water and bread shortage has begun and the snow doesn’t arrive until midnight. Other necessities like wine, movies, evaporated milk and sugar  can still be found. A favorite in Carolina is snow cream. And my mother made the best. A recipe close to hers is made by Mama Peggy. Click to enjoy her recipe. Mama Peggy  . I love hot chocolate and my plans are to put the crockpot on and settle in with a scrumptious cup of peppermint hot chocolate and catch up on  my kindle unlimited books. Awwww.

Crockpot Hot Chocolate
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  1. 1 TBS cocoa powder
  2. 1/3 cup hot water
  3. 5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  4. 1 quart whole milk (4 cups)
  5. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  6. 1/3 cup sugar
  7. 7 candy canes finely crushed. I crush mine in the food processor
  8. Optional.. Peppermint Flavored Vodka
  1. Instructions
  2. 1.Mix the cocoa with the hot water to make a thin paste.
  3. 2.Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. If the chocolate does not melt after the first hour turn the slow cooker on high for the last hour stirring every 30 minutes.
  4. 3.Serve with marshmallows drizzled with chocolate syrup.
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