FOOD FUN: Crushed Peppermint Hot Chocolate

If you have leftover candy canes or other red-and-white peppermints, here’s a good use for a cold day: Crush them and use them as a hot chocolate garnish. First top the hot chocolate with: Marshmallows Marshmallows Cream (e.g. Fluff) Whipped Cream   You can even add a small scoop of ice cream; just make the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Disk On Hot Chocolate

Here’s an idea from Éclat Chocolate, an artisan chocolatier in West Chester, Pennsylvania (shipping nationwide, of course). They topped a cup of hot chocolate (photo #1) with one of their “mendiants” or “mondiants,” plain or filled chocolate disks. The disks melt, of course, making an even more chocolatey cup of hot chocolate (photo #2). As…
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FOOD FUN: Hot Chocolate With A Donut Topper

[1] It’s easy to make: hot chocolate topped with a donut, plus garnish (photo © Adrianna Calvo | Pexels). [2] Pirouette cookies. These are the Pirouline brand; Pepperidge Farm sells Pirouettes, which are similar (photo © Pirouline | Facebook).   Is it breakfast? Dessert? A snack? This cup of hot chocolate is topped with a…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles From Lindt

[1] Glamorized Pumpkin Spice Truffles: Lauren of Climbing Grier Mountain tops the truffles with a bit of frosting and gold sprinkles. [2] Boxes of Lindor truffles are available at retailers nationwide (photo courtesy JunkBanter.com). [3] For larger sizes, head to LindtUSA.com. This bag contains 75 truffles. [4] You don’t have to be a professional like…
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GIFT: 5 Sparrows Hot Chocolate With Stevia

White hot chocolate with stevia sweetener. Photo courtesy 5 Sparrows.   Five Sparrows is a line developed by coffee shop owners, who wanted commercial products created specifically for handcrafted beverages. They are now available to consumers as well. The company makes hot chocolate, chai and frappe mixes, which are available in versions sweetened with sugar…
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