Get that crock pot out of your pantry! We’ve seen snow, which means it’s the perfect time of year to make delicious & easy meals for you and your family.
Special thanks to Tana’s Odds & Ends and Produce in Lancaster for being the official “Crock of the Week” sponsor! They have many of the ingredients called for in slow cooker recipes, and Tana prints every week’s recipe for you to easily grab in her store. Thanks, Tana!
With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to bring on the jingle bells! The Jacobs household decked the halls this weekend, and of course, my crock pot had a part in the fun. Yesterday, we hung some lights outside, pulled the tree and decorations up from the basement, and trimmed our 2013 tree. My son Kieran was my decorating assistant. All of his ornaments are on the bottom half While we were decorating, I had THIS delicious treat cooking away…Crock Pot Nutella Hot Chocolate! And yes, it is as delicious as it sounds. Make it for your family and friends all winter long to warm them up and make them smile!
To be honest, I didn’t actually use Nutella, I used the new Jif hazelnut spread. We got a free jar of it in our goodie bag at the Taste of Home Cooking School in early November. The stuff is seriously delicious! And let me tell you, this hot chocolate is divine. Thick, rich, & creamy! And yes, I did top it with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles, because I am an adult, and I can put chocolate sprinkles on my hot chocolate if I want to! HA!
In a saucepan, combine cocoa, Nutella, sugar & water. Bring to a gentle rolling boil. Transfer mixture to crock pot and add milk. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. If desired, top with whipped cream or marshmallows when serving!
Remember, all recipes from ALL the years of Julie’s Crock of the Week are archived on my blog at http://juliescrockoftheweek.blogspot.com/ to view ANYTIME!
- Julie Jacobs