Single Serving Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

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  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon brewed coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Small pinch of salt


  1. In a small pot, add your cocoa powder, sugar, and water
  2. Heat over medium heat, whisking until the mixture is simmering and thoroughly combined
  3. Add your milk, peanut butter, salt, coffee, and vanilla
  4. Whisk until everything is completely combined (it might need to heat up a bit before the peanut butter totally mixes in)
  5. You may want to run a spoon or rubber spatula along the inner edge of the pan in case any of the cocoa/sugar mixture is stuck in there where your whisk can’t reach
  6. Heat until hot and almost simmering, but don’t let the milk simmer too hard or boil! It will scorch and mess up the flavor
  7. Optional toppings: whipped cream or marshmallows