With the temperatures dropping dramatically, I’ve been on the hunt for things to keep warm. Insert a craving for all things salted caramel. A salted caramel hot chocolate? Sure, why not?
I ended up passing by Trader Joe’s on my way home from work last night, so I popped in and picked up a couple things. And by “popped in” I mean I was there an hour because even though it was pouring down rain the line was still wrapped entirely around the store.
1 bar dark chocolate (mine was 3.5 oz)
1 bar caramel chocolate (mine was 3 oz)
2 pinches sea salt
8-12 oz milk, depending on how rich you want your hot chocolate
Combine the milk and dark chocolate bar in a sauce pan. I used 8 ounces of milk, and it was honestly a bit rich for my tastes. Next time I’ll definitely add more milk to dilute it down a bit. When you’re so used to having hot chocolate from a powder mix, the real thing can be a bit much.
Whisk until combined and then add the caramel chocolate bar and sea salt. Keep whisking away. When it’s all nice and combined just pour it into a glass, top with some whipped cream and enjoy!
Next time I think I’m going to substitute the caramel bar for some peanut butter. Peanut butter hot chocolate…now that sounds good.