Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is a must for those snow days! With coconut milk, cocoa, maple syrup and almond butter, it makes one creamy cup of hot cocoa that is paleo and refined sugar free!
Last December I went on my first holiday lights tour. A big group of my friends all got dolled up, loaded up onto a bus and drove around town to see all the gorgeous holiday lights.
Yes, there was Griswold houses included! And oh the best part?
The spiked slow cooker hot chocolate.
That was the start of my love affair with homemade hot chocolate. Now don’t think I have never had a good cup of hot chocolate. Actually I was quite addicted to it years ago. Don’t worry I have received the help I needed. Kidding!
I can never get over my love of salted caramel hot chocolate!
It all started during my barista days in college while working at Starbucks. They make this killer, super rich salted caramel hot chocolate. But needless to say, it is sort of a calorie bomb and I can’t justify in sipping on one each day. I knew when I went home I had to recreate one. All my other Starbucks recreations, like this cold brew and coconut mocha macchiato have been a hit around here and this one is no different!
Once difference is I made it super easy to make. No fancy mixes, no frothers needed. Just a few ingredients and a slow cooker. Or stove top! I have tested with both and so happy I did. I was able to indulge twice!
The base starts with coconut milk, cocoa powder, coconut sugar and vanilla extract. Which is the basic starter for a killer homemade hot chocolate mix. But we don’t stop there. I used my healthy salted caramel sauce to recreate my Starbucks love. And I couldn’t be happier I did! After we add all the ingredients to the slow cooker, let it cook for a couple of hours then when you return, you are rewarded with a rich, creamy and salty, sweet cup of melted chocolate! Pure bliss.
With the holidays among us, entertaining and holiday get together’s seem to be every weekend! To make your holiday needs easier, I am choosing to do my shopping at Save-A-Lot! I am saving money with shopping and saving time with this slow cooker hot chocolate! What I enjoy about Save-A-Lot is how they respect their customers by keeping prices low, like 40% lower than conventional stores. Which is huge for a mom trying be friendly wallet while shopping. They are proud to offer fresh cut meat in-store, quality fresh produce, and their own exclusive brands at everyday low prices. And I have to mention how attentive and friendly their staff is!
I snagged all the ingredients for this Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate at Save-A-Lot to prepare for our holiday lights tour party! Make sure to find the closest store near you to pick up holiday favorites.
GIVEAWAY CLOSED. The Winners are:
Now for the giveaway! I am excited to give away TWO (2) $25 Save-A-Lot gift cards to two awesome readers! Simply comment and tell me the holiday dish you are most excited to make this year! Giveaway closes December 13th, 2016 at 11:59 pm. Open to only US residents.
meal prep tips:
this salted caramel hot chocolate is perfect for parties as it doesn’t take any effort to make! Set it and forget it.
this reheats wonderfully so feel free to make up ahead of time, store in a sealed container, once cooled, then reheat as needed.
looking to spice yup your coffee? swap out your milk or coffee creamer and use this salted caramel hot chocolate!
care to make this an adults only drink? Add a shot of Kahlua, baileys, or rumchata! They all taste delicious!
If you make this recipe, make sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #WITHSALTANDWIT. I’d love to see what you are cooking up in your kitchen!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.