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Peppermint Hot Chocolate


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Easy Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate from

This time of year is so crazy. I love it, and get ready for it year round. No kidding. I’m pretty much a real life Buddy the Elf, and yes, smiling is my favorite, and I like to eat from the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, corns, and syrup. I think Buddy forgot a food group though: hot chocolate. It’s the perfect drink this time of year.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

And this peppermint hot chocolate was the perfect way to unwind during a particularly busy holiday season week. I picked up the ingredients while I was trying to check some items of my Christmas present list, shopping at Walmart because seriously, that store has everything. I just threw the ingredients in the crock pot while I was making dinner, stirred it occasionally. Easy peasy. Then after the Goose was asleep, I poured the husband and I each a big cup of it and we sat and enjoyed it cuddled up under a big fuzzy blanket in front of the lit trees. It was like a scene from a Christmas movie.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

The only thing missing was the snow falling softly outside the window.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

The hot chocolate wasn’t missing anything though. It was the perfect blend of chocolate and mint thanks to DOVE® Limited Edition Peppermint Bark , which combines rich dark chocolate with white chocolate and crushed mint. I love DOVE® Chocolate. It’s so smooth and creamy. I have a hard time eating just one or two. It’s addicting, especially when you have a sweet tooth like I do. You can find the DOVE® Peppermint Bark and all the other yummy DOVE® candies in the seasonal candy aisle. The DOVE® candies should be near the White Peppermint M&M’S® , which make such a fun garnish on this hot chocolate.

You can find Dove and M&Ms near each other in the seasonal candy aisle.

You can find DOVE® and M&M’S® near each other in the seasonal candy aisle.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

As good as this hot chocolate was to drink, it felt good while I was making it. Not only was I treating my husband and myself to a quiet evening, but I knew my purchase supported the Great American Milk Drive, a an effort between Feeding America, America’s dairy farmers and milk companies to provide milk for families in need. Anytime you buy M&M’S®  at Walmart through Christmas, a donation was made to the Great American Milk Drive to provide fresh milk to families and children that would not be able to buy it. This season the Great American Milk Drive will deliver it’s 1 millionth (!!) gallon to Feeding America’s nationwide food bank.  For more info on the Great American Milk Drive or to give to this great cause yourself, you can check it out here and check out this video.


Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate with DOVE® Peppermint Bark


Plus, you can save some money yourself while still taking part in this wonderful movement.


So my good feelings about supporting this great cause made this hot chocolate even more warming on that cold winter night, and made me feel even cozier. My taste buds, soul, and inner Buddy the Elf were all happy.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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Yields 6 servings

Serves 6

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

5 minPrep Time

2 hrCook Time

2 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 4 cups of Great Value® Whole Milk
  • 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract*
  • 1.5 bags of DOVE® Peppermint Bark (about 45 candies)
  • For Garnish (optional)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • White Peppermint Chocolate M&M'S®


  1. Stir together 4 cups of milk, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, and 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk in a small slow cooker.
  2. Add in the unwrapped DOVE® Peppermint Bark.
  3. Heat on low for 2-3 hours or until the hot chocolate reaches the desired temperature, stirring occasionally to incorporate the chocolate.
  4. Serve hot. Garnish with mini marshmallows, whipped cream, and White Peppermint Chocolate M&M'S® if desired.
Recipe Type: dessert, beverage


*If you want a stronger peppermint flavor, sub the vanilla extract for a teaspoon of peppermint extract.
347 cal
19 g
27 g
18 g

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  1. Erin Nichols
    One of our Christmas eve traditions is to watch Christmas movies and drink hot chocolate. But, we have never done peppermint hot chocolate. This sounds delightful, and I love all Dove chocolate.
    • jfletcher
      Ohhh do you have snow? We have only had a little so far but are supposed to get our first good storm this weekend! This would be perfect for Christmas snow!!
  2. Kelly
    This sounds amazing! I love doing crockpot hot chocolate. Easy, quick, and a whole vat of hot chocolate... How could anything be wrong about that? #client
    • jfletcher
      A vat of chocolate is ALWAYS a good thing, right?? I mean really! Thanks for showing the post a little extra love. #clientappreciation <3
    • jfletcher
      Ohhh yes a perfect Santa-waiting drink. Maybe you should save a cup for the guy in red?
  3. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    Oh, this looks extra good and so festive. I love hot chocolate around the holidays and adding peppermint is even better. You've decorated it so nicely, too.
    • jfletcher
      Thank you Mark! It's always good to have something on hand to offer those unexpected guests, isn't it?
  4. Amy
    Peppermint is the staple of holiday baking! Peppermint + Hot cocoa is a win in my book! This looks simple enough - yum!
  5. Cait Weingartner
    The perfect hot, holiday beverage! Peppermint and chocolate are my favorite flavor combinations, and I love how pretty and festive this hot chocolate looks. Can't wait to try this recipe.
  6. Brittany
    Wow, this look so delicious! Also, I had no idea how to make hot chocolate without an instant cocoa packet which probably explains why I've never been a huge fan of hot chocolate. I'm going to have to try this. I'm thinking this is going to be a hot chocolate game changer for me!
  7. Maggie
    Oh my goodness! We're getting feet upon feet of snow here in Ohio, and this looks delightful! I'm going to the kitchen now to see what ingredients I have!
  8. Kayla
    This looks absolutely amazing! And I could add coffee for some caffeine Thanks lady! Kayla
  9. Sara
    Oh my gosh this sounds perfect! I have been wanting to find a quality hot chocolate to indulge in this season and I think I found it! I love hot chocolate, but I just started counting macros...I really didn't want to have that much used up on low-quality hot chocolate! If I'm going to indulge, it's gotta be tasty :-) Any idea how this might turn out with almond milk?
    • jfletcher
      I have no idea how this would turn out with almond milk tbh. I would imagine it would be good. Could you use chocolate almond milk for extra flavor?
    • jfletcher
      Ooooh tough time of year to start tracking macros. I agree. Indulgences need to be worth it.
  10. Jenni
    I love a good homemade hot chocolate this time of year! This one looks delicious with the added peppermint, thanks for the recipe!
  11. Andrea
    This looks scrumptious! I may eat all the M & M's before I make the cocoa but I can always add more:)

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