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After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

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After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

Make this rich and creamy After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate as it’s the ultimate decadent chocolate drink. It also has pieces of the After Eight chocolate on top for a delicious hot beverage!

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Love Peppermint and After Eight Chocolate?

I just recently learned that unless your Canadian and/or from the United Kingdom you might not have heard of After Eight chocolates. So for those who haven’t they are thin dark chocolate squares filled with peppermint flavoured fondant cream and are oh so good. The Ovation chocolates or York Peppermint Patties are similar but not the same. They are not as thin and have a slightly different taste but that’s the closest U.S alternatives I can think of. They are the square chocolates you see in our photos. 

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ever since I was a child I have loved After Eight chocolates. I used to hope to see them in my stocking at Christmas as it seemed that was the only time of the year we received them. They were my absolute favourite and of course what child doesn’t love hot chocolate? Chocolate and peppermint are a classic pairing and add that to a homemade hot chocolate and you’ve got a decadent hot beverage that everyone can enjoy.

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

However peppermint can be one of those flavourings that can be overpowering so it’s important to find the perfect balance so you can enjoy all that chocolate-y goodness, the peppermint and of course the After Eights. That might just be my priority though as I like to be able to taste all the flavours and have it become the perfect blend of all that deliciousness.

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe has quickly become a family favourite, my daughter has made it a few times herself since the colder weather hit. This is a big deal folks as my daughter rarely volunteers to make anything from scratch. Normally she would go grab either some powdered hot chocolate or some chocolate syrup, put it in a mug, add milk and she would microwave it. This one is so good she will take the time to make it. It’s that delicious, like I said that teen rarely makes anything from scratch lol. 

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

What you need to make After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • Milk
  • Good quality chocolate chips or chocolate squares (you can use milk or semi-sweet I used the latter)
  • Cocoa powder
  • White sugar
  • Peppermint extract
  • After Eight Chocolates (for those not in Canada you can get them on Amazon HERE)
  • Whipping Cream (optional)
  • Chocolate Sauce (optional)

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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Is there a grown-up version of the After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate?

Well, folks, there’s nothing stopping you from adding a bit of peppermint schnapps instead of the peppermint extract. What else are you going to do with the schnapps? I don’t know about you but I generally have no use for it but I could put a wee bit in this delicious hot chocolate but it really is delicious just the way it is. 

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Make this rich and creamy After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate as it's the ultimate decadent chocolate drink. It also has pieces of the After 8 chocolate on top for a delicious hot beverage!

Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet Chocolate or Dark Chocolate?

I’m a semi-sweet or dark chocolate kind of gal as I don’t like anything overly sweet but my daughter goes for milk chocolate every time. Use whatever you prefer but I always suggest using quality chocolate. You don’t have to use chocolate chips they are just quicker to melt but a quality solid chocolate bar always works too. If you want really good quality chocolate you might have to buy bars, depends on what is available to you. 

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Now let’s get to this easy peasy After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe shall we?

Yield: 4

After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Make this rich and creamy After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate as it's the ultimate decadent chocolate drink. It also has pieces of the After 8 chocolate on top for a delicious hot beverage!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1.5 cups of chocolate chips (you can use milk or semi-sweet I used the latter)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • After Eight Chocolates (4) to garnish (not in Canada get them on HERE or see notes for alternatives.
  • Whipping cream (optional)
  • Chocolate sauce

Instructions

  1. In a heavy saucepan heat the milk until warm, almost scalding but not quite.
  2. Add in chocolate chips, extract, cocoa powder, and sugar. Stir continuously until chocolate is melted and the mixture is hot. You don’t want to boil the milk, just heat it.
  3. Pour hot chocolate into cups and garnish with whipping cream and After Eight chocolates. Drizzle some chocolate sauce on top.

Notes

Can't get After Eights where you are? The closest alternatives I can think of are Ovations or York Peppermint Patties. They are not the same but close alternatives.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 537Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 5gSugar: 63gProtein: 12g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Now isn’t that easy for a delicious homemade hot chocolate with flair?

Serving After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate

I know many like marshmallows on their hot chocolate, my daughter included but even she has whipped cream with this one. I’m a whipped cream person so this is the way to go for myself. You can do either for this recipe of course but I’d save those marshmallows if I was you because I will be sharing very, very soon our S’mores Hot Cocoa recipe oh yeah. I

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

I make my own whipped cream so I tend not to make it too sweet. I also make chocolate whipped cream which is also another fabulous topping for this After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Top it with what you love.

After 8 Peppermint Hot Chocolate

If you try this hot chocolate make sure to let us know how you liked it. We hope you enjoy!

By on December 3rd, 2020

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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18 thoughts on “After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe”

  1. After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe is such a festive and delicious looking drink to have for Christmas or any holiday! I love chocolate so it would be a hit with me!

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  2. I would love to make my family this After Eight Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe. This looks so good especially now the holidays are here and it cold outside its the perfect winter pick me up.

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  3. I have not had any after eight chocolates but I know I would love them. This hot chocolate looks so delicious especially with homemade whipped cream.

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  4. So this recipe…yum. I need to try it. Not only does it sound delicious but that photo is amazing. Off to the store to get the ingredients 🙂

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  5. Ooooh My goodness this looks so amazing! I would love to try this drink. With all those flavors! I will have to try and make this one night for me and my fiance.

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  6. This looks amazing we do cocoa and movies every Christmas Eve and popcorn of course but I might have to try this this year at least for me maybe not for the kids that’s a lot of sugar ????

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