We make hot chocolate often when it’s cold, and like to experiment with different flavors. This rich and delicious hot toffee chocolate we made the other day was just irresistible. Every year, I also make a hot cocoa mix that I can mix with almond or soy milk. Because it’s made with cocoa powder, it’s lower in fat, but not nearly as rich and decadent as a true hot chocolate like this one. Hot chocolate is made with milk and chocolate pieces. It’s much richer, but also much higher in fat. You can also substitute almond or soy milk with this recipe too if you want to save fat or are lactose intolerant like me. I used almond milk for ours. I also added butterscotch pieces and topped it with whipped cream and Heath toffee bar chips. It’s the perfect thing to cuddle up by the fire with when it’s cold outside. Not that we have a fireplace living in Florida, but if we had one, we would.
Hot Toffee Chocolate Recipe
4 cups milk
2 oz butterscotch chips
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons sugar
a very small pinch of salt
toffee chocolate chips (Heath chips)
1. Place chocolate and butterscotch chips in the food processor. Pulse until they are fine. Place milk in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add chocolate and butterscotch pieces. Add salt and sugar. Whisk well and simmer for 3 – 4 minutes, or chocolate is completely melted.
2. Serve topped with whipped cream and toffee pieces.