Slow-Cooker Deluxe Hot Chocolate Buffet

Sip of this unbelievably rich cocoa and you'll discover how great slow-cooking can be--even for surprising recipes. Don't forget the toppings!

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

Hot Chocolate

4
oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1
(6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
1
(14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
2
quarts (8 cups) milk
1
tablespoon vanilla

Toppings

Whipped cream
Miniature marshmallows
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Toffee bits
Cinnamon sticks
Peppermint candy sticks
Assorted liqueurs and flavored syrups
Chocolate cookie crumbs
Crushed peppermints
  • 1 In 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker, combine unsweetened chocolate, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk; mix well.
  • 2 Cover; cook on High setting for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or until chocolate is melted.
  • 3 With wire whisk, stir in 2 cups of the milk until smooth. Gradually stir in remaining 6 cups milk and vanilla.
  • 4 Cover; cook on High setting an additional 2 hours or until hot.
  • 5 Just before serving, stir mixture again with wire whisk. Reduce heat setting to Low; have guests ladle hot chocolate into cups and top as desired.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup without Toppins
Calories
195
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
18%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.