Hot Chocolate Recipe For Dia De Los Muertos

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It’s almost time for Halloween! This is the time to celebrate Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos. When we lived in Colorado we hardly ever saw decorations for Dia De Los Muertos but now that we are in Texas they are all over our H-E-B! I wanted to merge the two Holidays together for our first October in Texas. I know that Dia De Los Muertos has a lot of traditional recipes, so I recreated one for my family. I wanted to come up with something fun and tasty that families could enjoy after a long night of trick or treating. I used NESTLÉ®  products from my local H-E-B to create this recipe. I even bought my cups there! Look for a demo at your nearest HEB store, check out the list for locations and dates HERE. They will be sampling Pumpkin Cookie Butter dip with LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin and HEB Specaloos Creamy Cookie Butter!

Here is what you need:

– NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® cookies – any flavor you like
– NESTLÉ® Rich Milk Chocolate Packets
– Chili Powder
– Sugar
– Whip Cream

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Start baking the cookies by following the instructions on your packaging. We bought the Hot Chocolate and White Chip Macadamia Nut cookies. I used the Hot Chocolate cookies for this recipe. Chocolate on top of chocolate, sounds like a match made in heaven!

While they are baking you can unwrap 10 NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® bars and chop them in a food processor. Go ahead and set this aside because we will use it later.

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Now you need to rim your mugs with the chili powder and sugar. Take 1 TBSP chili powder and mix it with 2 TBSP sugar. Pour it onto a plate and spread it. Take your mug and moisten it with water, then dip it into the chili powder and sugar. Make sure your mugs aren’t dripping, that will make it soggy. I just dipped my finger in water and ran it along the rim.

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Now its time to boil some water! I used NESTLÉ® Milk Chocolate Mix for the hot cocoa. You can use boiled milk or water, whatever you prefer. I already had my tea kettle of boiling water ready to go. I emptied the packet into the mug. Be careful not to get any on the rim! Now you can pour in your hot water and mix.

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Now its time to use those crunchy NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® pieces! Go ahead and spoon in as much as you like. I typically use 2-3 TBSP per mug. Don’t stir it!

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Get your cookies and cut little V’s in them with a sharp knife. BE CAREFUL! Then sit them on the rim of the mug and top everything off with whip cream.

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Serve your hot chocolate with a plate of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® cookies! For more recipes to enjoy Dia De Los Muertos with, click here! Check out your local H-E-B to buy what you need to create your next masterpiece! Make this Holiday even more special by trying this recipe with your family.

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