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Special Hot Chocolate Treats

This recipe lets you get creative with chocolate!

from Taste of Home Celebrations

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  • prep 20 min
  • serves 10-12
Special Hot Chocolate Treats

Drop these whipped cream-filled chocolate cups into hot chocolate for an extra-special beverage.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 package (15 ounces) instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 envelope unsweetened orange or raspberry soft drink mix
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • Whipped cream in a can

    How to make it  20 minutes

  • 1

    In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

  • 2

    For chocolate cups, in a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. With a small pastry brush or 1/2 teaspoon measure, spread chocolate mixture on the inside of 1-in. foil or paper candy cups. Place on a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until firm. Just before serving, remove foil or paper cups and add whipped cream.

  • 3

    To prepare hot chocolate: For each serving, combine 1/3 cup mix and 1 cup boiling water; stir to dissolve. Place one filled chocolate cup in each mug; stir until melted.