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Dora's Mexican Hot Chocolate

Dora's Mexican Hot Chocolate

Spice up a snowy day with this delicious variation on the traditional drink. A chocolate bar, real vanilla bean, and cinnamon sticks make this hot cocoa recipe extra special.

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Dora's Mexican Hot Chocolate
Parent Supervision Needed
This recipe requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or hot pans.
International Flavors
Teach your kids about food traditions from around the world as you make these recipes together.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. chocolate bar (dark or bittersweet)
  • 3 cups milk (skim milk is not recommended)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean (split down the center)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, for serving
  • Miniature marshmallows, for serving

Directions

  1. Step 1

    To get started, break the chocolate bar into small pieces. (Parents should do this part because a sharp knife may be needed.) Let your child add the chocolate bar to a pan.

  2. Step 2

    Help your child measure out the milk and cup of sugar. Add to the pan.

  3. Step 3

    Use a plastic spoon to scrape the sticky seeds from the vanilla bean. Add to the pan, along with the cinnamon stick.

  4. Step 4

    Add a pinch of salt and place the pan on the stove. Heat the ingredients under low heat, stirring constantly with a whisk to avoid burning, until chocolate is melted. Be careful not to burn the milk. (Parents should do this part.)

  5. Step 5

    While you're stirring, have your child add a cinnamon stick to each mug.

  6. Step 6

    Carefully pour the chocolate mixture into each mug. Your child can add three or four miniature marshmallows to each mug before serving.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 203
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Total Carbs: 32g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Protein: 7g
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