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The Ultimate Healthy Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Cozy in with this delicious and dairy-free peanut butter hot chocolate! It’s the perfect cold weather warm up!

peanut butter hot chocolate

As winter approaches I generally grit my teeth and just “get through”, but I read an article the other day that made me reevaluate my relationship with winter.  The piece talked about how Norwegians actually enjoy and thrive during the crazy cold months they experience.  The article states:

“It turns out that in northern Norway, ‘people view winter as something to be enjoyed, not something to be endured,’ says Leibowitz [the author], and that makes all the difference.”

Winter beauty

In fact, the Norwegians have a word for all the sense of coziness the cold weather brings….koselig. I love that don’t you? There is just something about snuggling down in soft blanket with a mug of cocoa and watching the snow fall that is peaceful and beautiful.

The quiet winter nights help us focus on what is truly important….family and friends and sharing simple moments with them. Winter makes me think of the still, small voice of God, whispering to us on the chilly nights that He is our warmth, our provider, and protector. The crisp air can be invigorating and a deep snow let’s me see my ordinary world as a magical.

If I  spend all winter wishing for spring, I miss all that.

I miss the joy of “koselig” season. So for all of you who are ready to dig deep and find the joy this winter, I have a delicous recipe to get us started… Light Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.

Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Peanut butter and chocolate…a match made in heaven, am I right?! When it gets cold this is one of my go-to hot drinks for getting cozy! Use whatever milk and sugar type you are most comfortable with. I recently got some Truvia (affiliate link) and I’m enjoying trying it out in my favorite recipes. This recipe also calls for a great ingredient, PB2 (affiliate link), which is a powdered peanut butter with the oil removed so the fat content is altered.

I love throwing this in things like my Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie or oatmeal for a little extra peanut butter flavor!

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Recipe

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 mugs (about 3 cups)
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate is perfect for cozying in on cold winter nights! This delicious hot cocoa recipe is easy to make too!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups milk, I used almond
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1 T PB2 Powder
  • 2 T Truvia, Sweeten to taste with your preferred sweetener or sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in pan and heat on stovetop over medium heat, whisking occasionally.
  2. Allow to heat to desired temperature and then whisk vigorously to froth.
  3. Serve with whipped topping and marshmallows if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 452mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g

All recipe nutrition information is approximate.

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Recipe

 

I like that this hot chocolate is dairy-free and sugar-free, so you don’t have to feel guilty for indulging!

If you’re OBSESSED with the peanut butter and chocolate flavor combination be sure to make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies and this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie! Both are sooo good!

Together, let’s try to shift our perspective on winter, and cozying up with this delicious and light peanut butter hot chocolate is a great place to start!

How do you ENJOY winter? What’s your favorite type of hot chocolate? 

If you like this recipe be sure to pin it here for later!
Light Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

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20 Comments

    1. Yes! You can just add a Tablespoon or to taste in your regular mix packet for a similar taste! YUM! I almost always just make mine from scratch because I always have those ingredients in the pantry. 🙂

  1. ohhhh this looks delicious! I cant wait to try this out on one of the [many] snowy days in our near future. anything chocolate + peanut butter is an instant “win” for me; I cant wait to cozy up by the fire and sip on this!

  2. I don’t have any PB2 or Truvia. Is it possible to make it with regular Jiff pb? THis sounds incredible and I want to try it so badly!

  3. Well, I made some hot cocoa really quick and added about 1/2 tablespoon of Jiff pb. It is wonderful! I love this and can’t wait to make it for my son and my sister. Thanks for the idea 🙂

  4. I love adding peanut butter to my hot cocoa! It’s actually one of my favorite homemade dry mixes to have on hand and to give as gifts but I usually use peanut butter chips that have been pulverized. I definitely need to try the powders as I have a jar or two already.

  5. I do love that.

    In the valley of Oregon, where I live, we don’t often get snow (there’s lots in other parts of the state), but we do get rain. Lots of it. The days are dark and wet. I’d trade several of those for a few snow days. Yes, yes I would.

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