Living in the South, the humidity hangs heavy in the air until late in the year. Heck, we even had a pool day last weekend. While some other parts of the country are spotting their first snowflakes, here in Florida we're welcoming our first days of daytime temperatures under 75 degrees. While we are definitely not ready to break out the Winter coats, the trees have finally begun to shed their leaves, and cooler temperatures will be here before we know it. I welcome Fall and love everything about it: the crisp sweatshirt-and-jeans weather, the pumpkin spiced lattes returning to the coffee shops, the anticipation of the first bonfire of the year, and all the stick-to-your-ribs comfort food and steamy drinks that warm you up on a chilly night. One of the hot drinks that I like to make when Autumn finally arrives is this peanut butter hot chocolate. It's simple to prepare, sweet and creamy, and the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of my favorite time of year!
Keep reading for the recipe.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
2 cups milk
1/4 cup chocolate drink mix (such as Nesquik or Ovaltine)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
Heat the milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the milk is hot, add the drink mix, powdered sugar, and peanut butter. Stir continuously until the peanut butter has melted. Pour into two mugs, and serve warm.
- This recipe yields two eight-ounce mugs of hot chocolate.
- For extracreamy hot chocolate, add two tablespoons of powdered coffee creamer.