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Candy Cane Cocoa Recipe
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Candy Cane Cocoa
Bring on the holiday cheer with the perfect drink to sip while trimming the tree. See more
  • READY IN 15 mins

Candy Cane Cocoa

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"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 makes 4 (1 cup) servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 26, 2003

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2003

A nice change from the old standard, but not spectacular. Make sure you use whole milk -- I tried to get by with the skim milk I had on hand, and it just wasn't quite right.

Dec 10, 2006

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.

Dec 30, 2003

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!

Dec 21, 2003

Strong chocolate flavor, but the peppermint flavor was very subtle.

Nov 28, 2004

i made it with instant hot chocolate and crushed the hook off of a candy cane and then stuck the rest of the candy cane in the drink and it tasted great!

Nov 02, 2003

Oh wow is all I can say! I crave this not only during the holidays now. Very easy to make. I used nutri-sweet calorie reduced instead of regular whipped topping and no one even noticed the difference. For someone who isnt into sweet things this might have a little too much flavour for them so just serve half a cup.

Nov 08, 2003

This was great my family drank it on new years eve!


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  • Calories
  • 486 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 80.2 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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