Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

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.


  1. Jean Remmert says:

    Yum! Yes I’ll take one!

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