I know. I have issues. A slight addiction to warm chocolaty drinks. I just posted some of my favorite specialty flavors, but this one needed its own post! If you’re in the SLC area, you can tune into KSL’s Studio 5 this morning and watch me whip this up live. Cross your fingers I don’t burn myself or over-do the marshmallows and catch the studio on fire. Not that that would be anything like me…
This drink has all the elements of the toasty fire-side (or oven-side) treat, but in a drinkable form! It’s out of this world. Try it in mini-cups for an after-dinner treat or a big ol’ mug after playing outside in the cold.First up, the graham crackers! How do you include graham crackers in a beverage? First dip the rim of your mug in melted butter. I use salted butter because I like how the salt cuts the sweetness of the drink. Then dip the mug in crushed graham crackers.
Gorgeous, right? Next, the chocolate. I’m using a classic Hershey’s bar, but you can use any chocolate you like. I personally like using the dark Hershey’s bar, cuz that’s just how I roll….
Break up those chunks and put them right in your mugs
Now to make the chocolate into hot chocolate, just pour in hot milk. I always use whole milk when I do special drinks like this because, well, it tastes good. And it’s kind of naughty. And I’m always secretly jealous of my babies when they get to drink whole milk every day.
Use a pitcher with a good spout on it so you don’t mess up your pretty cracker rim. Just pour, don’t stir. It’s doing magical things in there.
Leave those mugs there and prepare the marshmallows. You can’t have a s’more without a toasty marshmallow, right?
Place them on a baking sheet. You don’t have to line it with parchment like I did. I just like to waste paper.
Place them under a broiler on low heat and sit there and stare at them. Really, don’t go anywhere, just stare. I don’t care if it makes them feel awkward, you’ll be happy you did when you don’t start a kitchen fire.
When the marshmallows are done, carefully stir up your hot chocolate. I like to partially stir so I still have some chocolate goo at the bottom to eat. Just like a real s’more.
Top each mug with a couple of marshmallows, and drizzle with chocolate sauce for pizazz. Yes, I just said pizazz.
These are suuuper cute and delicious in mini mugs as well. Bring a tray out after dinner, or for a party and your guests will literally fall at your feet. Tell them to get up and try your amazing hot chocolate.
(Mini mugs are from World Market, lots of you are asking!) One other thing I will mention is that this syrup is amazing. I haven’t seen it in stores, I’ve just had it at the coffee shop in my hot chocolate, but if you’re a fan you could order some, it’s amazing!
S’mores Hot Chocolate
Recipe by Our Best Bites
4 cups whole milk
2, 4oz Hershey’s chocolate bars
2 Tbs butter, melted
2 graham crackers, crushed
8 large marshmallows
4 mugs or 8 espresso sized mugs
Place melted butter in a small, shallow dish that’s as large around as your mug. Place crushed graham crackers in another dish of the same size. Flip your mugs upside-down and dip the rim first in melted butter and then in the crushed graham crackers. Break the chocolate into pieces and place one half bar in each mug. Heat milk to a simmer and then pour one cup into each mug over the chocolate. Set aside.
Place marshmallows on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place under the broiler in the oven on low heat. Watch constantly and remove from oven when toasted and browned.
Stir hot milk mixture to distribute melted chocolate. Top each mug with 2-3 toasted marshmallows and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
To see a live demo of this recipe, and also my hot chocolate barset-up, press play below!
I checked out this recipe yesterday and of course I had to get my coat on and go right to the store to get supplies. I made these last night (with the dark chocolate of course) and holy potatoes! Magical.
Hot chocolate and flavored steam milk are my favorite hot drinks! I love these ideas!! Yum yum, I can't wait to try some of these. You are a hot chocolate genius!
I love your entire site! This drink looks amazing!! I hope you don't mind that I linked it to my blog, I just couldn't keep the yumminess to myself!
Thanks for all your great ideas!
mama- Thank YOU! You're so sweet!
I don't personally know you, but I LOVE YOU! I love how you write. I love your ideas. I just wanted you to know that. oh, and I love dark chocolate.
Sara, you are the master of hot chocolate! You completely opened up my mind to the idea that hot chocolate has no limits!
just kidding! I read your earlier post with the link to the mugs! Yay!
Your site is amazing, beautiful and mouthwatering. I love all of the fun ideas and can't wait to put my own spin on a few (or a lot) of them!
So, love this!! Also, I really need to know where you got those mini mugs!! I introduced my sister to your site this last week and she called me up saying "did you see those mini mugs???" Christmas gift? I think yes. If you could let me know or steer me in the right direction, I'd be really grateful! [email protected]
My terrible two year old was afraid to drink it with the "uckies" on the rim but after a little bribing he tried it & loved it!
I second Heather & Laila's remark, you've helped make us celebrities to our families and can't thank you enough!
I love, love, love Torani Syrups! As someone else mentioned, World Market has a bunch, but the best place to buy them, as far as price goes, is Smart and Final. I don't know if you have those in UT, but the everyday price is $4.59, and sometimes are $4 on sale when you buy at least 4. Yum. The sugar free ones are awesome.
Your post looks delish!! 🙂
you just made me soooooooooooo anxious to get home and make this!
those look delicious!!
You did a great job on Studio 5 – and now I'm craving chocolate!!
WOW! As soon as I'm able to have sugar again, I'm in.
You did great on Studio 5! There's a few good things about cold weather, number one being HOT CHOCOLATE SEASON 🙂 Love your creativity!
This looks amazing! I watched you on Studio 5 this morning and you were great!
I know that where i live in Sacramento CA You can get the syrup at cost plus World market. They have amazing flavors. also try BEVMO. Cant wait to try this! 🙂
I like melting Hershey's Candy Cane kisses in a cup of hot milk! Mmmm…warm, minty white chocolate! (plus, it turns pink, how cute!)
Just saw you on Studio 5. Great job! Thanks for all the fun ideas!
I want to try some of your amazing hot chocolates, but if you noticed it's 50 degrees here in Utah!! It's crazy weather!
You girls are killin me!! This Hot Chocolate looks soooo good 🙂
Ya learn smeohitng new everyday. It’s true I guess!
My kids feel so special when I make them hot chocolate – they get giddy and dole out the hugs like crazy.
I'M giddy over what their reaction will be when I make this super treat.
Thanks for helping make me a celebrity to my kids!
Oh, so yummy. My boys will love this, tfs!
Sara, the link to the mysterious syrup is broken; it doesn't go anywhere.
I grew up on hot chocolate for breakfast every morning and still love it as a special treat when I can't sleep or I've been out in the cold.
What is the amazing syrup? The link isn't working for me
Oh soooo good!!!
That looks AMAZING but would probably kill me
Yeah, but I’d die happy and warm…