Friday, April 23, 2010

Special Hot Chocolate Treats

8 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 package (15 ounces) instant chocolate drink mix
1-1/2 cups powdered nondairy creamer
1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 envelope unsweetened orange or raspberry soft drink mix
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
Whipped cream in a can
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
For chocolate cups, in a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. With a small pastry brush or 1/2 teaspoon measure, spread chocolate mixture on the inside of 1-in. foil or paper candy cups. Place on a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until firm. Just before serving, remove foil or paper cups and add whipped cream.
To prepare hot chocolate: For each serving, combine 1/3 cup mix and 1 cup boiling water; stir to dissolve. Place one filled chocolate cup in each mug; stir until melted. Yield: 11 cups hot chocolate mix and 16 chocolate cups.

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