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Rich and Creamy Hot-Chocolate Mix

Dark brown sugar and real vanilla bean heighten the complex flavors of dark chocolate in this decadent beverage mix. 

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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1 ½ 3.5-oz. bars dark chocolate, chopped
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1 cup plus 1 ½ Tbs. dark brown sugar
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3⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
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4 tsp. cornstarch
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3⁄4 tsp. salt
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1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise

Instructions: 

1  Combine first 5 ingredients in food processor. Scrape seeds from vanilla-bean halves with small, sharp knife. Add seeds to processor. Blend mixture in six 10-second intervals, or until chocolate is finely ground, rapping sides of work bowl with wooden spoon between pulses to settle ingredients. 

2  Transfer mixture to 3-cup jar; add vanilla-bean-pod halves. Seal and store at room temperature.

3  To prepare Hot Chocolate: Bring 1 cup milk or nondairy milk and ¼ cup Hot-Chocolate Mix to a low boil, whisking often to blend. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer gently
45 seconds, or until thickened and smooth, whisking constantly.  

Nutrition Information: 

Unit (Serving Size): 
per serving
Calories: 
168
Protein: 
2 g
Total Fat: 
6 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
Carbohydrates: 
30 g
Cholesterol: 
<1 mg
Sodium: 
132 mg
Fiber: 
4 g
Sugar: 
23 g
Yield: 
serves 12