Candy Cane Cocoa

93 Reviews 10 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Recipe by  Verushka

“The rich flavor of chocolate combines so well with peppermint. This is the perfect drink to sip while trimming the tree.”

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Original recipe yields 4 (1 cup) servings



  1. In a saucepan, heat milk until hot, but not boiling. Whisk in the chocolate and the crushed peppermint candies until melted and smooth. Pour hot cocoa into four mugs, and garnish with whipped cream. Serve each with a candy cane stirring stick.

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I thought it was good,but we used two big candy canes insted of four small ones so it was really sweet.You also need to crush them up really really good or else it has big chunks in it so you need to kind of turn it into dust. my whole family liked it even the kid who wont eat any thing!We drank it on new years eve.



Wow, we really liked this! It was so easy to make. We didn't have candycanes - we crushed 8 round Starlight mints in place of the candycanes. We put them in a sealed plastic bag and placed it on our cutting board to make breaking the mints up easy. We just smashed the bag with a hammer. We topped the cocoa off with the swirly whipped cream from a can, and it looked and tasted like something straight from Starbuck's. We're going to make this one an annual tradition.



This was a great treat! My family also enjoyed this while decorating the tree this year. I added red colored sugar sprinkles to the top of the whipped cream. It was very attractive looking and the kids went crazy! We loved it!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 486 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs
  • 80.2 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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