Special Hot Chocolate Treats

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”20 min” cook_time=”” serves=”10-12″ details=”” ] Drop these whipped cream-filled chocolate cups into hot chocolate for an extra-special beverage.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”20 min” cook_time=”” serves=”10-12″ details=”” ]

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

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]
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  • 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

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[ingredients-right]

  • 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

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”20 minutes”]

[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest