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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

I saw that my local grocery store had Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark on after Christmas clearance and picked up a few bars thinking they might come in handy at some point.  

Then a few days later, it snowed.  

And what goes better with a snowball fight than a nice hot cup of coco? 

Before going out for an hour or two to play in the snow with my three year old, I whipped up a batch of peppermint hot chocolate in my crock pot so it would be ready when we came back inside.

And boy was I glad I did, because our cheeks were rosy and cold and a warm mug of coco was the perfect treat to warm us up!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings


  • 1 (14 ounce) can of condensed milk
  • 1 Quart 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup coco powder
  • 2 full Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Chocolate Bars, chopped
  • Marshmallows (optional)
  • Peppermint stick (optional)


  1. In a crock pot set on low, combine condensed milk and 2% milk.
  2. Stir to incorporate.
  3. Add coco powder and chopped peppermint bark.
  4. Stir every 20 minutes until peppermint bark is completely melted and incorporated and coco is hot.
  5. Serve with marshmallows and peppermint sticks.


6 thoughts on “Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  1. I still have some of this very peppermint bark left from Christmas! Perfect timing! I love doing hot chocolate like this in the slow cooker–so much better than the powdered stuff.

  2. I’m so glad you all are enjoying the hot chocolate. I too broke down with all this new snow we are getting and made another pot of it. It’s the perfect treat for a cold winter day!

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