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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This quick and easy peppermint hot chocolate is almost too easy to call a recipe. Using pre-made hot cocoa mix and a secret ingredient, you can make a rich and creamy drink that everyone will love.
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  • Boiling water
  • Hot chocolate mix (my mom makes a great homemade mix, but I bought some)
  • mini marshmallows
  • Peppermint Mocha non-dairy creamer
  • Vanilla vodka or peppermint schnapps optional
  • Candy cane unwrapped


  • Pour boiling water into a large mug until the mug is about ¾ full. Empty a packet of hot cocoa into the water. Add a handful of mini marshmallows. Stir until the cocoa mix is dissolved.
  • Pour in 2 tablespoons of creamer (and 1 ounce of alcohol, if you're using it). Stir with a candy cane. Serve hot.
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