It’s the holiday season and that it’s the perfect time of year to entertain and get together with our friends. Sometimes that means that we need to be ready to entertain on a moments notice for drop in visitors or we need something quick to bring to a friends house.
I find that peppermint treats are perfect for quick entertaining options and snacks this time of year so I was thrilled to see that GIANT Food Store has a full line of limited edition Peppermint Snacks for the holiday season, which go great with my homemade Peppermint Crunch Hot Chocolate!
This easy homemade hot chocolate recipe is perfect for cold winter days and nights when you are entertaining. It has just the right amount of peppermint and the crunchy peppermint bits melt down and add a richness of flavor to the hot chocolate. Plus it pairs perfectly with the new Peppermint Sandwich Cookies from GIANT Food Store.
Peppermint Crunch Hot Chocolate
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup Hershey's Cocoa
- Dash salt
- ⅓ cup hot water
- 4 cups milk
- ¾ tsp peppermint extract
- Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in a pan, add water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stir for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and warm (Do Not Boil), remove from heat and add peppermint extract. Top with Giant brand Peppermint Whipped Cream and crushed peppermints and enjoy!
Next time you are shopping at GIANT Food Store make sure to ask about the special edition Peppermint products. My store had them on display right when you walked in the front door but just ask at customer service if you can’t find them.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by GIANT Food Stores. All opinions are 100% my own.