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HG's Gimme S'mores Hot Cocoa
HG's Gimme S'mores Hot Cocoa

I Should Cocoa...
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), crushed

Directions:
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.

Now enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 mug (entire recipe)
Calories: 178
Fat: 3.5g
Sodium: 202mg
Carbs: 35g
Fiber: 2.75g
Sugars: 18.5g
Protein: 3.5g

PointsPlus® value 5*



S'mores Hot Chocolate, a.k.a. Liquid S'mores
S'mores Hot Chocolate, a.k.a. Liquid S'mores

Cocoa Oh No!
Regardless of which winter holidays you celebrate, this is DEFINITELY the season for hot cocoa. We know it's a LOT of fun to make yourself a decadent cup of the stuff at home -- perhaps with milk, melted chocolate, and a pile of marshmallows -- and sip that hot beverage while snuggled under a cozy blanket. But if we're gonna sit around and veg, we really don't want to worry about all the calories we're slurping down. And the infamous recipe for "Liquid S'mores" -- which we've seen floating around on the Internet, popping up on our TV screens, and making guest appearances in our dreams -- has some INSANE stats. It calls for whole milk, bittersweet chocolate, and about 400 calories' worth of heavy cream... for one serving of cocoa. YIKES! While this 970-calorie cup of cocoa is a little out of the ordinary, even the average homemade cocoa will cost you about 300 calories and at least half a dozen fat grams. We're grateful for the inspiration, but our version is completely decadent (with REAL chocolate melted in and TOASTED marshmallows on top) yet completely guilt-free. There is no font in the world big enough to adequately describe the deliciousness of our mug of cocoa-y goodness. And there's also something weirdly enjoyable about torching a pile of marshmallows. Make some NOW!

Serving Size: 1 mug (entire recipe)
Calories: 970
Fat: 80g
Sodium: 220mg
Carbs: 57g
Fiber: 2.5g
Sugars: 42g
Protein: 9g

PointsPlus® value 27*

CHEW ON THIS:
Sunday, December 13th, was National Cocoa Day. We're typically not into dwelling on the past, but this holiday is DEFINITELY worth celebrating a couple days late... especially with our Gimme S'mores Hot Cocoa. Better late than never!
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