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Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

March/April 2012

From Julie Van Rosendaal

We first drank thick, steaming peanut butter hot chocolate one November at the Shake Shack, an outdoor burger joint in New York City. Lovers of chocolate peanut butter cups will adore this molten version in a mug.

1/4 c. sugar

1/4 c. cocoa

1/4 c. water

3 c. 2 % or whole milk

2 - 4 T. creamy peanut butter

3 oz. good-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

pinch sea salt

In a saucepan, stir together the sugar and cocoa to get rid of lumps. Whisk in the water until smooth, then whisk in the milk over medium-high heat. Heat the mixture until it’s steaming. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter and the chocolate.

Let the hot chocolate sit for a few seconds, then blend it with a hand-held immersion blender. Pour the hot chocolate into mugs and sprinkle with a bit of salt.

Serves 4.