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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Drink Hot Chocolate!

As the temperature keeps dropping this fall and winter is approaching, the more an individual wants to stay inside and just keep warm. It is always nice when you can enjoy a nice day in the warm comforting home, either by yourself, with your loved one, with your children, or any relatives. When enjoying a nice day at home to relax, I like to curl up, sit on a chair with my puppy dog, watch TV (Duck Dynasty, of course), and drink a nice warm hot chocolate.

I most of the time make my hot chocolate with milk. I used to not, but milk makes it taste so much more creamier. If you are able to drink milk and never made hot chocolate with milk, I would definitely recommend trying it.

After making the hot chocolate, there are two ways I like to decorate the hot chocolate.

1.) With a ton of mini marshmallows. It make the hot chocolate taste ten time better. Especially, when the marshmallows begin to melt/dissolve in the hot chocolate. Then add some chocolate syrup on top for some extra chocolate flavor.

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

2.) Otherwise, I put whip cream on top with sprinkles on the hot chocolate. As parents would know children love sprinkles. When adding whip cream and sprinkles, children think they are on top of the world and have a “special” drink. In which they do because it is made with love.

Hot Chocolate with Sprinkles


So when you are at Rural King next, pick up a box of Hot Chocolate, or you can just order from online, RuralKing.com, from the convenience of your home, so you don’t have to get out in the cold.

Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate


Can’t decide between Brownies or Cookies?? Get creative and make yourself some BROOKIES!! It is my favorite dessert as well as extremely easy to make..



For the brownie layer:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

For the Cookie layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder


  1. For the brownie layer, melt chocolate chips with butter for 1 1/2 minutes in microwave safe glass bowl. Stir until smooth. Add sugar, flour and eggs and combine completely.
  2. Pour into a 13″ x 9″ baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  3. For the cookie dough, beet Crisco with butter. Beat in milk, vanilla, sugars, peanut butter and egg. Add flour salt and baking powder.
  4. Drop cookie dough onto brownie batter layer. Smooth evenly.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Refrigerate and cut into bars.

If you are really feel like it, you can use store bought cookie dough and brownie mix and it would be seriously amazing as well, but we all know everything is better when it is homemade!!