My Halloween Treat: Hershey’s Special Dark Hot Chocolate

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I can hardly believe that Halloween is just a few days away. October has been a whirlwind of a month for me. Luckily all of the our costumes are ready to go, the house has been spooked up, and the cauldron is overflowing with treats for all the little fairies, pirates and ghosts who will stopping by. At last, I can take a little me time and sit out on the screened porch to enjoy some of my favorite things. Sometimes I just need to take a few minutes to enjoy a cup of my favorite hot chocolate recipe and flip through some magazines.

Speaking of magazines… Have you seen the current issue of PEOPLE Magazine with Kelly Clarkson on the cover? She was such a beautiful bride!

Hot Chocolate Recipe

Yesterday afternoon I took a few minutes to sit down, relax and enjoy some Hershey’s Dish Candy and read the last couple issues of PEOPLE Magazine. I’ve been so busy lately, that my magazines have started piling up. Sometimes, I like to indulge with a few Hershey’s Miniatures as an afternoon sweet treat. I like the variety that is offered in the bag, since I never know which candy bar I’m going to be in the mood for. For this particular ‘Me’ time event, I whipped up some decadent and incredibly simple to make Hershey’s Special Dark Hot Chocolate.

Hershey's Special Dark Hot Chocolate

Here’s what you’ll need to make this decadent hot chocolate recipe:

4 cups of milk
10-12 Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Miniatures
dash of pumpkin pie spice

Hershey's Hot Chocolate Recipe

Chop the Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Miniatures into small pieces. The pieces need to be able to dissolve easily in the liquid.

You want the chocolate to look something like this. I am partial to the Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate, but if you prefer the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate it would be just as good. Maybe even a combo of the two?

Hershey's Special Dark Hot Chocolate

Place milk into a pot on medium-low heat, and allow it to come to a simmer. Whisk in a dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice at this time. Whisk once in a while to be sure the milk does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Mom Me Time with Hershey's Special Dark Hot Chocolate

Add the chocolate to the warm milk and whisk until the chocolate is completely melted, heated through, and the hot chocolate is smooth. This will only take a few minutes.

Hot Chocolate

Pour into mugs, grab your favorite magazines and enjoy!

Hot Chocolate Recipe

What do you do with all the extra Hershey’s Miniatures candy bars? I recommend eating a few and setting the rest out for trick-or-treaters.

Hershey's Dish Candy

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How do you like to enjoy a few minutes of ‘Me’ time?

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  1. says

    Okay yum.. that hot chocolate sounds amazing.. and I must make some asap! Love having a few minutes to lounge around and catch up on a great magazine. Some awesome chocolate or a hot beverage never hurt too! ;)

  2. says

    I didn’t know Kelly Clarkson got married – that really was a “secret wedding”. I guess I should subscribe to People so I can keep up with these things. I love your hot chocolate recipe made with real Special Dark chocolate. I bet the Pumpkin Spice makes it taste really good, too. Glad you got to enjoy a little Me Time.

  3. Mer says

    This sounds so delicious and rich. I love the idea of adding a dash of spice to it, as I’m sure it really goes well with the dark chocolate flavor. Sounds like a perfect little break!

  4. says

    It is getting chilly here in the evenings, so this hot chocolate recipe with a magazine would be a perfect way to end the day. I may raid my son’s candy stash after Thursday and see if there are any Hershey candy bars I can use to make my own!

  5. Shauna says

    Dark chocolate is my MUST-HAVE! I can be on a diet and I always allow one piece of Dark chocolate every now and then. It is so good… LOVE your hot chocolate recipe, too… never thought about doing that! Thank you

  6. Tami Vollenweider says

    Adding that dark chocolate to the cocoa has to really kick it up a notch! I think I would add a few marshmallows to make creamy!!

  7. says

    What a beautiful post – with the photos and words you used to create images in my mind. Coincidentally (or not), I just picked up a bag of the miniatures on half price rack last night. And it’s cold today….see where my thought are going? :)

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