CHRISTMAS HOT CHOCOLATE- A scrumptious taste of chocolate and peppermint

Christmas is the perfect time to make hot chocolate. But not just any hot chocolate… peppermint hot chocolate! It’s a great way to put all those candy canes to good use! I think of hot chocolate as a liquid dessert. It’s a special treat so you want to to be worth it. It should be scrumptious and leave you very satisfied! The Christmas season is the best time to serve this velvety drink along with a couple cookies! This hot chocolate is especially easy to make because your slow cooker does all the work! Let’s make Christmas Peppermint Hot Chocolate!

5 from 1 vote


A velvety chocolate peppermint drink.
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  • 1 TBS cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 5 oz. bittersweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 quart whole milk 4 cups
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 7 candy canes finely crushed. I crush mine in the food processor


  • Mix the cocoa with the hot water to make a thin paste.
  • Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. If the chocolate does not melt after the first hour turn the slow cooker on high for the last hour stirring every 30 minutes.
  • Serve with marshmallows drizzled with chocolate syrup.


CHRISTMAS HOT CHOCOLATE- A scrumptious taste of chocolate and peppermint


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  1. This sounds so good and love the idea of the slow cooker. Thank yu for posting. Going to have to try this out this christmas

  2. Anne Marie says:

    Sounds delicious – thanks for sharing.

  3. This looks beyond delicious!Thanks for sharing..

  4. Yvonne, this looks delicious…I will have to make this year, we love hot chocolate!

  5. This is a great post for the cold winter days. It sounds delicious

  6. We are definitely doing this for our open house!

  7. Anne Porter says:

    ”Tis a keeper, dear one! So happy that slow cookers are back!!! So easy and such sensible serving pieces!

  8. Sounds YUMMY!!! Will have to make this for my company at Christmas. Thanks for a wonderful easy recipe.

  9. Yvonne,
    Sounds and looks wonderful for a crowd with little last minute to-do’s for the hostess. Thanks for the great idea.


  10. Linda Gilliam says:

    Oh, my goodness that looks warm inviting and scrumptious… Going to try it out… thank you for all your inspiration!

  11. Yum… Sure need to try these!

  12. Marcy Leonard says:

    Have been making cocoa in the crockpot for years–can’t wait to try it with the crushed peppermints!

  13. Thank you so much! Looks wonderful

  14. nan, odessa, DE says:

    We could set up à chocolate and s’mores bar!
    Thanks for the recipe in the slow cooker.

  15. This recipe sounds amazing and sinful! Love that it’s made in the crockpot.

  16. Bernadette says:

    Sounds yummy!!! Maybe for Christmas eve!!!

  17. Karen Cadden says:

    Love the idea of making this in the slow cooker! Not having to watch the stove is a plus!

  18. Sandi Stephon says:

    Thanks so much. Can’t wait to try this one!!

  19. That looks so good ! And easy to make too !

  20. Love my crockpot…thanks for something new to enjoy from it!

  21. This looks decadent !

  22. Sue Radcliff says:

    OH, my, I want some now! I believe you have me in the Christmas Spirit after reading all your post today!

  23. Looking forward to having a cup of this after a long day shopping. Looks easy to make.

  24. Lorri Rauscher says:

    Sounds yummy…going to try this recipe …chocolate and peppermint ..cant go wrong !!??

  25. Marilyn Soto says:

    I’m making it ! Sounds simple but decadent !

  26. Avril Crundwell says:

    Love hot cocoa at Christmas time… done right it is decadent and so delicious. I never thought of chocolate drizzle on the marshmallows but I will this year. Yuuummmm. Thanks so much.

  27. Great idea making it in the crockpot! I’m going to try this for a work luncheon 🙂 Can’t wait to hear all the ohhs and ahhhs.

  28. Thank you for another delicious recipe! I am making this to serve when I have a group of young moms here for our Christmas gathering. The perfect drink to serve on a cold Michigan evening during the Christmas season. I am sure it will be a hit. Thank you!

  29. I’m going to make this hot chocolate recepie! I made a chocolate pie with bitter sweet chocolate this Thanksgiving and now I’m a fan. Can’t wait.

  30. Tracy Longhenry says:

    Sounds delicious!

  31. Maggie Nelson says:

    Chocolate and peppermint perfect combination!

  32. Carol Elkins says:

    Sounds delicious and i love the idea of making hot chocolate in the slow cooker.

  33. Karen Heppel says:

    Thanks, great recipe!

  34. Shelley Anderson says:

    Looks sooo yummy! I will try this!

  35. Ooooh! Sounds yummy! Great for a crowd!?

  36. Ann Black says:

    My favorite flavor combinations! I love hot fudge over peppermint ice-cream or over peppermint ice cream in a cream puff. Yummy

  37. Love slow cooker recipes for the holidays. Can’t wait to try this.

  38. Jill Brewster says:

    This recipe looks so easy and delicious. Thank you for sharing with us! I have printed it and will make it for Christmas Eve. Thanks! Jill

  39. That looks yummy! Will be trying this ,my son loves hot coco!

  40. I didn’t think I would like the peppermint hot cocoa but I tried your recipe and it is fabulous.

  41. Instead of the candy canes, try peppermint schnapps and hang a miniature candy cane from the rim of cup. Guarantee to warm you up on a cold Winter night.

  42. Great idea for using a slow cooker. Can’t wait to try this hot chocolate recepie. Looks so delicious!

  43. Sandra Barnhart says:

    The minute it starts getting cool the hot chocolate mug comes out. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  44. Joanne wujcik says:

    Can’t wait to try this yummy hot chocolate recipe & share with friends. ?

  45. Barbara Smeller says:

    One of my most favorite memories of childhood is a warm cup of cocoa. Now, well beyond childhood, I confess a hot cuppa cocoa still warms my heart and makes me happy. Thanks for the new recipe to try and another use for the crock pot.
    Merry Christmas ?

  46. Diane Ruebel says:

    My granddaughter will be excited to make this on Christmas Eve. the rest of us will be thrilled to enjoy it.

  47. Portia read says:

    This hot chocolate sounds delicious! Thank you!

  48. Luv my Xmas music – it’s been on since thaksgiving

    Getting ready to put your slow cooker hot cocoa on
    Thks for all the infro

  49. Sharon Doan says:

    How many does this serve?

  50. going out today to purchase the items on your list to make this fab Christmas Peppermint hot coco, that I do not have. After today, the weather suppose to get bad/blistering cold, I want to be prepared. YUMMY!

    1. Oh, you will love it. Perfect for a cold day… or evening. And you can make it a grown-up drink by adding a great liquor.

  51. Just trying to think of something for our little grands on Christmas Eve. The slow cooker hot chocolate it is.Merry Christmas.

    1. Yes, I’m making as soon as my little ones get here for Christmas!

  52. 5 stars
    Yummy! Will have this again on Christmas morning.

    1. Ivory, so glad Christmas Peppermint Hot Chocolate is part of your Christmas morning! 🎄