Winter has settled in and groundhog Punxsutawney Phil just predicted six more weeks of this chilly weather. What better way to warm up than with a rich cup of hot chocolate? Here are four ways that some of our favorite bloggers are sprucing up the traditional recipe -- plus one of our own!
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We love this tried and true combination: milk chocolate with creamy peanut butter stirred in. Get the Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Recipe.
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Bakers Royale starts with a dark chocolate base, then sprinkles each cup with crushed peppermint candies. Get the Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Hot chocolate is topped with a sweet swirl of toasted marshmallow cream at How Sweet It Is. Get the Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Offbeat + Inspired adds seeds from cardamom pods to this mixture, then whisks up some vanilla-bean whipped cream for a finishing touch. Get the Cardamom Hot Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Recipe
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The secret to Joy the Baker's extra-dark hot chocolate: milked steeped with a cinnamon stick to infuse flavor. Get the Cinnamon Infused Hot Chocolate Recipe