Slow Cooker Mocha Cocoa

This no-mess chocolate mocha topped with marshmallows is a perfect party treat.

Yield

12 servings

Ingredients

5 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup baking cocoa
3/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
1/4 cup instant coffee (dry)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
11 cups water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Mix all ingredients except water and vanilla in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in water and vanilla until smooth.

Cover and cook on LOW heat setting 3 to 4 hours.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours

Additional Information

Just leave out the coffee and cinnamon to make this recipe more kid friendly. After all, what's a winter party for kids without hot cocoa? Serve it with plenty of marshmallows to float on top, or stick a candy cane into each mug of cocoa.

This recipe is easy to cut in half for a treat for the family. Just use 2 1/2 cups dry milk, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/3 cup sugar, 5 1/2 cups water and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a 2- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. You can decide whether you want to include 2 tablespoons instant coffee and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 10), Total Fat 1 g (Saturated Fat 1 g); Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 160 mg; Total Carbohydrate 32 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g); Protein 11 g; Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Skim Milk

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