This rich and velvety smooth drink has the sweetness of fine cocoa with buttery caramel, with the bonus of sea salt, just like the salted caramel candies. Make up a batch in the slowcooker for movie night, when the kids are out making snowmen, or even a Sunday brunch.
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
½ cup caramels, unwrapped (approximately 8 caramels)
4 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
Caramel sauce for drizzling on top/garnish (like caramel ice cream topping)
Whipped cream for garnishing on top (can be the spray/can type)
1. Add chocolate chips, caramels, milk, heavy cream, and vanilla to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every ½ hour.
2. If the chocolate chips or caramels are not completely melted after 2 hours, cover and allow to cook for 30-45 minutes longer. When ready to serve, stir in the sea salt. Serve hot with whipped cream and additional caramel sauce topping each mug, then sprinkle on a little more coarse sea salt.
Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes
These pawprint cupcakes are great anytime, but especially during these cold winter days. Serve it up with some salted caramel hot chocolate for a great treat. You can use any kind of cupcakes, but I prefer to use chocolate.
Chocolate cupcakes, prepared and baked as directed, cooled
White cupcake frosting
Sweetened, shredded coconut, placed in a wide bowl on on a plate
Raisinettes chocolate candy
Turtle chocolate candy
Heavily frost each cupcake with white frosting. Roll the iced cupcake top in the shredded coconut - this makes the polar bear “fur”. Place 1 turtle candy towards the bottom of the frosted cupcake/coconut top. Then place four raisinettes. above the candy turtle, spaced apart to make the four “claw” marks.
You’re done! Enjoy these winter treats!
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