Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m completely zeroed in on all things Christmas and Winter. I don’t really like warm drinks unless I’m really cold, so during these chilly months, I try to drink as many tasty warm treats as possible. This peanut butter cup hot chocolate just might be my new favorite. It tastes kind of like a melted Reese’s cup, aka amazing, and it’s made in a slow cooker, which makes it perfect for serving at holiday parties.
Serves 8-10


1  cup  hot chocolate mix
8  cups  hot water
3/4  cup  chocolate syrup
1/4  cup  peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla


Combine the hot chocolate mix and the water in a slow cooker. 
Stir in the chocolate syrup.
Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
Whisk in the peanut butter and vanilla, until smooth.
Ladle into a mug to serve.
Enjoy! It’s extra tasty with whipped cream and chopped mini peanut butter cups.
Adapted from this recipe
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1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging about books probably four years ago and started seriously blogging in February
2. What is your go-to dessert recipe?
My go-to recipe is a wine cake:
1 package yellow cake mix
1 package vanilla pudding-not instant
1 teaspoon nutmeg
4 eggs
3/4 cup oil (canola or vegetable)
3/4 cup medium dry sherry
Put all ingredients in a bowl.  Beat about 5 minutes.  Bake in an angel food pan that has been dusted with sugar.  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  Cool for ten minutes.  Turn out and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. 
So easy and yet amazing compliments every time!
3. Tell me about your favorite blog post to date.
My recap of my Hawaii trip!!!!
4. What’s the best thing about the state you live in?
Oregon used to be a good place to be from, now it’s a great place to BE!  A bit of everything—mountains and beaches are both forty minutes away and the food is divine!
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  • Lulu G
    December 3, 2013

    My gosh, that looks really good!

  • Allison
    December 3, 2013

    This looks delicious! I love anything peanut butter, so this will be perfect! Do you ever use the crock pot liners? I love how much time those save!

  • Helene in Between
    December 3, 2013

    omg. i need this in my life.

  • chelsea LLinaBC
    December 3, 2013

    this looks absolutely delicious. my slow cooker may know nothing other than drink recipes. I’m ok with that. will definitely be giving this one a try!! 🙂 xo – chels @

  • Life with Amberly
    December 3, 2013

    Your recipe posts always make my mouth water! We love peanut butter cup hot chocolate, but I’ve never tried the homemade kind, I’ll be doing that this weekend I’m pretty sure!

  • Katie
    December 3, 2013

    looks amazing!! What hot chocolate mix do you use?

  • Nadine Lynn
    December 3, 2013

    What? Peanut butter and hot chocolate in one cup?! I die!!!!

  • Liz
    December 3, 2013

    Oh my! That’s decadent. I love peanut butter cups and must make this. The mini cups on top are so cute!

  • Molly
    December 4, 2013

    Wow. Excited for this to be in mah belly this weekend! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Megan C. Stroup
    December 9, 2013

    Mmmmm definitely pinning this! Plus I love my crockpot! 🙂

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