This post, for Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Drops, is created for #ChristmasSweetsWeek in conjunction with sponsor products. All opinions are mine alone.
Hot chocolate is my indulgence. I love it and in the last few years I’ve begun branching out to try new flavors and types, making more from scratch and moving away from the packaged powdered stuff. Though I do have those packages in my pantry for emergencies.
But, really, once you’ve made homemade hot chocolate, you will only reach for the packages when you’re tired, sick or no one else wants any. I know, that last part seems unfathomable but sometimes I’m the only one who wants a warm mug of chocolate.
Use these hazelnut hot chocolate drops to mix up a cup of cocoa to enjoy with my hot chocolate cookies. I started with 1/2 a teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut flavoring but certainly add to your taste.
Hazelnut hot chocolate drops are great to have on hand when company comes to visit. Or just make a couple of different batches in different flavors. It’s a fun addition to a hot chocolate bar at a holiday party. I like to use whole milk, because if you are indulging, why not go all out. These are just as delicious with 2% as well. It’s safe to say that kids will love them.
Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Drops
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon Lorann Chocolate Hazelnut flavoring
- Sweets & Treats Sprinkles
- Mini Marshmallows
Line 36 mini muffin pans with mini liners. Set aside.
In a saucepan, heat the cream and sweetened condensed milk until steaming. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
Return the pan to the stove over low heat and whisk vigorously until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is thick and shiny. Add a chocolate hazelnut flavoring and whisk to combine. Add 2 tablespoons of chocolate mixture to prepared mini-muffin pans. Top some with mini marshmallows, Sweets and Treats sprinkles and leave some plain, if desired. Store covered.
To use: Warm 8 - 10 ounces of whole milk in a saucepan until steaming but not boiling. Transfer to mug and add one hazelnut hot chocolate drop to mug. Stir until dissolved.
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Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2018 hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and a fun giveaway? 44 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 180 sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, martinis, cocoa, and more!