Normally i don't like minty chocolate but tis the season!
This is soooo delish. Yum. I found two fun recipes for the speciality cocoa at 'Of Food and Wine' and am so glad we tried it. You may want to get a couple of extra tins to keep on hand through out the year after you try this. We are going to get some extras, as this is a specialty item that isn't sold through the year. One of the fun things we do with our children in the winter is make them hot cocoa, which the children love, and so do we. This is a short version of what was gleaned from the article at Of Food and Wine. Make the cocoa according to directions using water instead of milk. Then, pour the steaming hot cocoa in a blender with some ice and a bit of milk Or vanilla ice cream OR a bit of vanilla yogurt. We blend it up and wha-la, you've got the best peppermint chocolate shake ever. And, the calories are so much less than getting them at the fast food places. These are delicious and now a specialty of the house. There are a few more tips in the article, but this will get you into a new addiction and a new treat, I promise. These make great gifts for people, too. 'Of Food and Wine' has two recipes you can copy, paste and print so you can keep them on file or decorate a gift basket with them. They are really well done. If you try it, would you let me know how you like it? Thank you.