Chelsea Crockett

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Almond Milk Hot Cocoa

A cup of hot cocoa is just what I need after a long day of walking from class to class in the cold. Hot cocoa isn’t the healthiest treat, though,…

A cup of hot cocoa is just what I need after a long day of walking from class to class in the cold. Hot cocoa isn’t the healthiest treat, though, and I am trying to live a healthy lifestyle. That is why I am grateful for healthy, delicious recipes like this next one! What is great about this almond milk hot chocolate is that it is dairy free, a good source of protein, and is guilt-free.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons of natural cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of almond butter

In a sauce pan, combine the almond milk and add cocoa powder. Whisk this mixture while it heats, until it is smooth. Turn off the heat and stir in the almond butter. Enjoy this tasty treat while it is warm!

What a great, quick, healthy way to warm up this winter.

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: happyfoodstube.com

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

What if I told you that I could put everything you love about hot chocolate into a cupcake? Even the delicious marshmallows? Well, I can, and I am going to…

What if I told you that I could put everything you love about hot chocolate into a cupcake? Even the delicious marshmallows? Well, I can, and I am going to share with you just how to do it! These cupcakes will make you want to curl up next to the fire with a blanket and a book, just like a cup of hot chocolate makes you feel. The homemade marshmallow frosting on these is to die for, and it only takes minutes to make! Here is how.

Cupcake ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 4-1/2 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 cups granulated sugarhot chocolate
  • 3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs at room temp
  • ¾ cup room temp buttermilk
  • 2 Tbs. vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt

Ingredients for the frosting

  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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Directions for the cupcakes

Heat your oven to 350°F. Place cupcake liners into your cupcake pans. In a large saucepan, add the butter, oil, 1 cup of water, and chopped chocolate. Heat over medium heat until combined, melted and fully. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, and sugar. Pour the hot chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture and whisk until combined. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, and keep mixing so they do not scramble. Next whisk in the buttermilk, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Fill each cupcake liner about two-thirds full. Bake the cupcakes for 17-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when stuck into the center. Cool on racks for about 10 minutes.

 

Directions For the frosting

In the bowl of an electric mixer set over a saucepan of simmering water, combine sugar, corn syrup, ¼ cup water, and egg whites. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Whisk the mixture on high speed using the electric mixer until it is glossy and voluminous, or about 5 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, and then top your cupcakes with the frosting.

 

I cannot wait to try these chocolatey, marshmallowey goodies!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via

http://www.bakerita.com/hot-chocolate-cupcakes/

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