Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

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So I know this isn’t an OMG!! recipe (it’s regular old hot chocolate), and the idea of crock pot chocolate has been around a while (I think?), but I just heard about it a few weeks ago.  So I asked myself, why would you make hot chocolate in a crock pot when you could just make it in a saucepan on the stove? 

Well, #1, that isn’t as fun as using a crock pot #2, we need excuses to use our crock pot as much as possible #3, you can throw everything in the crock and forget about it #4, if you wanted to serve hot chocolate at a party, this would be the way to go. 

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Maybe we should call this hot crocklate.

It’s made of… and I know this is going to take you by surprise…. chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar and milk.

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Hot chocolate goes perfectly with cookies, no? 

It’s time for a cookie recipe round-up!  If you’re looking for holiday cookie ideas, I’m your woman.  Let’s take a look at some of my older recipes, shall we? 

White Chocolate Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies with Raspberry Buttercream

Cherry-Vanilla Bean Cookies


Peppermint Bark Stuffed Chocolate Chippers

Thomas Keller's Nutter Butters

Lemon-Ricotta White Chocolate Cookies

Thin & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies 'n Cream Kiss Cookies

Butter Spritz Cookie

Butter spritz are my personal favorite.  My mom makes these for Christmas every year (usually).  They’re so good! 

Speaking of my mom, she’ll be here next week! My dad, mom, and younger sister (Hannah!) are coming to Chicago for my graduation on Friday.  I think Eric is taking off work, too.  It’s going to be a real good time. 

I haven’t seen my family in six months!  I’ve never been away from them that long.  I miss everyone so much.  I’m really happy because my family is going to drive me home for the holidays.  Whoop! 

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Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

10 cups reduced fat milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in a crock pot.  Cook on high for 1 1/2 hours, whisking occasionally, until smooth.  For extra creamy and smooth hot chocolate, blend using an immersion blender... this removes any graininess. 


  1. definitely for a party ;) this would be perfect!

  2. Somewhere I have a recipe for that classic French style hot chocolate where you make a thick chocolate syrup and then dilute it with as much milk as you like. I have yet to make it. Must remedy that. I wonder if that's doable in a crock pot.

    If you're serving this for a party, it probably couldn't hurt to add a bit of kahlua, or Baileys, or Frangelico. Just sayin...

    1. Ohh that sounds heavenly! I would add Frangelico. I like the way you think.

  3. I think crockolate is a stunning idea. I'm so excited for your family coming to your graduation and getting to go home. I can't believe you'll be graduating already. Seems so quick but you have learned so much. Thanks for sharing your journey.

    1. Anj, it's going to be so much fun. I bought some wine for them today. Thank you for reading!

  4. Congratulations on your graduation! And thanks so much for sharing so much of your school experience with all of us. You made me feel like I was there too (without the hours on my feet and almost no sleep!) Have a wonderful time and a great holiday. Can't wait to hear what's next!

    1. Thanks, Tom! You don't need to go to pastry school! Happy holidays!

  5. I'm so glad you're getting to go home for Christmas - that's a huge gift all by itself!! Plus you're going to have them there when you graduate - you must all be so excited and proud!

    We're all really proud of you too to make it through this. Can't believe it's already six months. If you hear cheering and clapping coming from every direction on Friday, you'll know it's your fan club going crazy out here in blogland.

    1. Hi Linda! Yes, I'm so excited! They can't get here soon enough!

      Aww you are so sweet! Hahaha I appreciate your support! Wish you all could be there.

  6. Graduation is coming, congratulations, this has been so exciting! You must be looking forward to having a well-deserved break this Xmas :)

    Thanks for all the cookie ideas and the crockolate suggestion. I try to use my crockpot too but find planning ahead a bit of a problem.

    1. Hi Julie! Oh yes... yes I can't wait.
      I have all kinds of ideas for my crock pot, but rarely put them to use.

  7. Neat!! If I make hot chocolate for my students I'll have to try this!



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