We discovered the secret ingredient to the world's best hot cocoa: fire. Don't fear the flame, people! Kitchen torches can be relatively cheap, easy to find (at places like Bed Bath & Beyond or online
), and pretty simple to use. Get ready to burn some marshmallows! Ingredients:
One 25-calorie packet hot cocoa mix (like Swiss Miss Diet
or Nestle Fat Free)
2 tsp. fat-free non-dairy powdered creamer (like the kind by Coffee-mate
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
20 mini marshmallows (about 1/4 cup)
2 low-fat honey graham crackers (half a sheet), crushedDirections:
Place cocoa mix, powdered creamer, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips in a large mug. Add 1 cup very hot water, and stir until ingredients are fully dissolved, melted, and combined. Top with marshmallows.
Using a kitchen torch, toast the marshmallow layer for 5 - 10 seconds, until slightly melted and cooked to your liking. (Some like their 'mallows golden, some like 'em blackened!) Allow to cool slightly, and then top with crushed graham crackers.
MAKES 1 SERVING