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Slow cooker hot chocolate

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    Slow cooker hot chocolate Gluten Free Low Sodium

    Cocoa contains flavonoids, which may help to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

    Ingredients

    2 cups half-and-half
    6 cups 2% milk
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
    2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/4 cup sugar
    whipped topping*
    1 candy cane, crushed*

    Directions

    1. Place half-and-half, milk, vanilla, chocolate chips, cocoa powder and sugar in a 4-quart (or larger) slow cooker set on low heat. Whisk ingredients to combine. Cover and let cook for about 1 hour.
    2. After mixture has cooked for 1 hour, whisk again, cover and cook for another 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
    3. Garnish with whipped topping and crushed candy cane, if desired. Serve warm.

    Makes 10 servings

    Recipe contains: milk

    *Option not included in nutrition facts.

    Hot Chocolate

    Pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped topping and crushed candy cane.*

    Nutrition Facts

    Recipe tip

    If you want to make a more healthful hot chocolate, try replacing the half-and-half with reduced or fat-free evaporated milk and use skim milk instead of 2% milk. You’ll cut the total fat and saturated fat in half!