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Sjokolade-, toffie-en- Neutskywe


SJOKOLADESKYWE MET MERINGUE - Lanbou.com

SJOKOLADESKYWE MET MERINGUE – Lanbou.com

SJOKOLADESKYWE MET MERINGUE

BOLAAG
Smelt in die mond heerlik!!!!!
Kors
125g sagte botter
60ml versiersuiker gesif
250ml koekmeel
45ml klapper

125ml sjokolade-haselneutsmeer (Nutella)
50g donker sjokolade

Meringuelaag
4 eierwitte
180ml strooisuiker
1 pakkie (100g) gemaalde amandels liggies gerooster
Voorverhit die oond tot 180°C en smeer ‘n pan van 20 x 25cm met botter. Room die botter en versiersuiker goed en voeg die koekmeel en klapper by. Maak aan tot ‘n deeg. Druk die deeg in die pan vas en bak vir 10min tot strooikleurig. Haal uit die oond en skep die haselneutsmeer oor. Laat dit sag word van die hitte en smeer dan egalig. Breek die helfte van die van die sjokolade af en kap dit fyn. Sprinkel bo-oor die smeer. Klits die eierwitte in ‘n skoon bak tot sagte punt vorm en klits die strooisuiker lepel vir lepel by. Rasper die orige sjokolade fyn en vou dit saam met die gemaalde amandels by die meringue in. Skep or die sjokladelaag en smeer gelyk. Bak vir 30min tot goudbruin en bros bo-op. Laat staan 15min en sny in skywe. Lewer 20 skywe.

Toffieskywe - Lanbou.com

Toffieskywe – Lanbou.com

TOFFIESKYWE

200g toffie-geur koekies (Nuttikrust)
100ml gesmelte botter

TOFFIE

1 blik kondensmelk
125ml klam bruinsuiker
80g botter
5ml karamelgeursel
45ml esdoringstroop

BOLAAG

100g donker sjokolade
60ml room

Smeer ‘n losboomkoekpan van 17cm x 8cm goed met botter. Verwerk die koekies tot
krummels en voeg die botter by. Meng goed en druk dit op die boom van die pan
vas. Verkoel tot benodig. Verhit die kondesmelk, suiker, botter, geursel en
stroop oor lae hitte in ‘n kastrol tot die suiker gesmelt het. Verhit tot
kookpunt en kook vir 6min tot dik en goudbruin. Laat effens afkoel, giet oor
die kors en smeer gelyk. Sit in die yskas tot die toffielaag ferm is. Smelt
intussen die skokolade en room saam tot glad. Skep oor die toffielaag en
verkoel weer tot ferm. Sny in klein blokkies of skyfies en sit na ete voor saam
met koffie. Bêre in die yskas. Lewe 10 skywe

Neutskywe - Lanbou.com

Neutskywe – Lanbou.com

NEUTSKYWE

Basis

500ml bruismeel

125ml ligte bruinsuiker

250 klapper

1 pk hazelneute, gerooster, skille afgevryf en grof gekap

125ml gesmelte botter

60ml esdoringstroop of gouestroop

1 eier

Versiersel

500ml versiersuker
30ml hazelneutlikeur (Frangelico)
Melk
Voorverhit die oond tot 180°C en smeer ‘n reghoekige koekpan, so groot soos ‘n
standard bakplaat, met botter. Voer uit met bakpapier en smeer weer. Meng die
meel, suiker, klapper en die helfte van die neutr in ‘n bak. Verhit die botter
en stroop saam tot gesmelt en klis die eier daarby in. Voeg by die droë
bestandele en meng tot ‘n deeg. Druk in die pan en bak vir 25-30min tot lig
goubruin. Sif die versiersuiker in ‘n bak en voeg die neutlikeur en genoeg melk
by om ‘n gladde, smeerbare versiersel te maak. Wanneer die neutbases uit die
oond kom, laat vir 10min afkoel en smeer versiersel oor. Sprinkel res van die
neute oor en laat staan tot ferm. Sny in skywe. Lewer 45 skywe

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Miljoenerskoek


 

Miljoenerskoek - Foto Huisgenoot

Miljoenerskoek – Foto Huisgenoot

MILJOENERSKOEK (Stroperige sjokolade koek)

Komplimente: Huisgenoot

 

Genoeg vir 1 koek

Bereiding: sowat 20 minute

Baktyd: 40-45 minute

STROOP

265 ml suiker

275 ml water

KOEKBESLAG

250 ml (1 k) koekmeel

30 ml (2 e) bakpoeier

’n knippie sout

250 g (1 k) botter

125 ml (½ k) strooisuiker

200 g donkersjokolade soos Albany

5 ekstra groot eiers

30 ml (2 e) brandewyn of Frangelicalikeur

VERSIERSEL

200 g sjokolade met haselneute

30 ml (2 e) melk

Voorverhit die oond tot 180 °C.

Smeer en voer ’n diep koekpan

(24 cm in deursnee) uit met bakpapier.

 

STROOP

Verhit die suiker en water in ’n kastrol, bring tot kookpunt en laat prut sowat 10 minute.

BESLAG

Sif die meel, bakpoeier en sout saam in ’n groot mengbak.Smelt die botter, suiker en donkersjokolade in ’n dubbelkoker of in ’n glasbak oor kookwater of in die mikrogolfoond.Verwyder van die hitte en klits een eier op ’n slag by. Klits goed ná elke byvoeging. Giet die brandewyn of likeur by en roer tot gemeng.Vou die gesifte meelmengsel

by die eiermengsel in en meng alles goed. Giet die beslag in die voorbereide pan en bak 40-45 minute of tot gaar. Verwyder die koek uit die oond, prik dit ’n paar keer met ’n toetspen en giet die stroop oor. Maak die kante los sodra die koek afgekoel is en keer dit op ’n koekbord uit.

VERSIERSEL

Smelt die sjokolade oor ’n lae hitte of gebruik ’n dubbelkoker. Roer die melk by en roer tot ’n gladde sous vorm.

Giet die sjokoladesous bo-oor die koek en versier met gekleurde eetbare koekversiersels.

 

MILJOENER SE SJOKOLADEKOEK (Mikrogolf)

Annette Human

375 ml bruinsuiker
250 ml water
50 ml brandewyn
250 ml koekmeel
30 ml bakpoeier
knippie sout
1 x 200g donker sjokolade
250g botter of margarien
5 eiers
1 x 200g Heelneutsjokolade
50 ml melk

Bespuit n 2,5l tuitpan van 23 cm deursnee met Spray & Cook.
Bedek die boom met n sirkel handdoekpapier met n gat in die middel sodat dit plat onder in die pan kan lê.
Mikrogolf 250ml vna die bruinsuiker & water vir 4 minute in n diep 1l bak vir 4 minute op hoog/100% en roer 1 of 2 keer. Laat die stroop afkoel en voeg 25ml van die brandewyn by. Hou eenkant
Sif die meel, bakpoeier & sout saam. Hou eenkant.
Breek die sjokolade in donker blokkies. Voeg orige bruinsuiker, en die botter by. Mikrogolf by 50%/med vir 4 minute in n diep bak tot gesmelt en roer dit gereeld.
Klop die eiers een-een by die sjokolade mengsel en klop goed na elke byvoeging.
Roer die orige 25 ml brandewyn by en dan die meelmengsel.
Giet die beslag in die mikrogolfpan (ringpan) (die ronde een met gat in die middel)
Plaas die pan op n omgekeerde piering in die mikrogolfoond en mikrogolf vir 15 minute by 50%/Medium.
Skep die stroop oor die warm koek.
Laat dit n rukkie afkoel in die pan en keer versigtig uit op n opdienbord.
Verwyder die papier en laat heeltemal koud word.
Breek die pak neutsjokolade in blokkies en mikrogolf dit saam met die melk vir 2 minute op 50%/ medium. Roer goed en skep dit oor die koek. Verkoel die koek in die yskas voor

Hot Chocolate Shots


Hot Chocolate cheescake shots spicedblog.com

Hot Chocolate cheescake shots spicedblog.com

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Shooters

Cookie Ingredients:
3 1/4 cups flour
4 ounces hot chocolate mix
1 tsp Kosher salt (or 1/2 tsp table salt)
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of chocolate chips – any variety

Directions:
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa mix, salt, and baking soda
Set aside
In a separate bowl, use a mixer to cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about three minutes.
Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and cobine well
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, a small amount at a time, until incorporated.
Add in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough for one hour.
Preheat your oven to 350F
Line baking sheet with parchment paper
Drop rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart
Bake for about 10 minutes
Let cool on the sheet for a few minutes
Transfer to a cooling rack
Once cooled, crumble the cookies into a bowl

**To put together shooters, choose a shot glass or serving dish. Begin by creating a ‘crust’ or bottom layer of the crumbled cookies, then a layer of cheesecake filling, and finally top it off with a few more cookie crumbs.

Homemade Chocolate Shots- sugarandcharmblog

Homemade Chocolate Shots- sugarandcharmblog

Homemade Hot Chocolate Shots

sugarandcharmblog

Ingredients:

2  teaspoons  cornstarch

4  cups  milk, divided

2  (3.5-oz.) dark chocolate bars (at least 70% cacao), chopped

1/4  cup  honey (calls for 1/3, but I thought think 1/4 is better)

1  teaspoon  vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Prep:

1. Whisk together cornstarch and 1/2 cup milk until smooth.

2. Cook remaining 3 1/2 cups milk in a large, nonaluminum saucepan over medium heat until bubbles appear around edge of saucepan (about 4 minutes; do not boil). Whisk in chocolate, honey, vanilla extract, and salt until blended and smooth. Whisk in cornstarch mixture.

3. Bring milk mixture to a light boil, whisking frequently (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat. Let cool slightly. (Mixture will thicken as it cools.) Serve with a marshmallow on top.

Recipe courtesy ofmyrecipes.com

Hot Chocolate Shots- www.babble.com

Hot Chocolate Shots- http://www.babble.com

Hot Chocolate Shots

http://www.babble.com


2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate ice cream
1 square unsweetened baking chocolate
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
In a saucepan, melt together the butter, sugar, ice cream, and baking chocolate until smooth. Whisk in the water and orange flavoring. Heat over medium-high heat, just until steaming. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkling of orange zest and grated chocolate in chocolate-dipped shot glasses.

To chocolate-coat the edges of your shot glasses, zap 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips in a small, microwave-safe bowl just until melted. (The chocolate should be smooth and melty, but not hot. Overheating it will cause the chocolate to mottle as it cools and hardens, so be careful that you only just microwave it until it’s barely melted.) Dip the edges of each shot glass into the melted chocolate. Allow the chocolate to cool  and harden before pouring hot cocoa into the glasses.

 

 

Ganache Hot Chocolate

Author: Cake & Vodka

Prep time:  15 mins

Total time:  15 mins

Serves: 1

 

Ingredients

Ganache

½ cup heavy cream

3 ounces Chocolate, chopped

2 tablespoons of cocoa

1 cup (or mug) Milk

4 marshmallows

Instructions

Heat cream (do not boil)

Stir into chocolate until melted

Pour milk in mug and microwave until steaming

Add cocoa and stir until mixed

Add half of ganache to hot chocolate and then top with marshmallows and pour rest over marshmallows

Wenk:  Ek sal dalk die ook eerder in klein “shooter” glassies bedien.

 

Hot Chocolate Lavender


Lavender Hot Choclate - AnaHelenaCampbell.com

Lavender Hot Choclate – AnaHelenaCampbell.com

Hot Chocolate Lavender

http://www.anahelenacampbell.com/lavender-hot-chocolate/

Adapted from Une deux senses

2 cups whole milk

3/4 cup dark chocolate (70% cacao)

1/3 cup of chocolate milk

1/2 tsp. lavender buds

Note: it is important to use a good quality dark chocolate

Whipping Cream

1/2 cup cold heavy whipping cream

1/2 tbs sugar

Directions

Heat milk in a sauce pan in medium heat. You want it hot but don’t boil it

Add lavender buds in the milk (use a tea ball if you have one).  Let the lavender steep for 3 minutes  or more time if you desire a stronger lavender taste

Strain lavender and add the chocolate milk. Heat a little longer if necessary

Add the chocolate. Milk has to be hot enough to melt the chocolate

Whisk the milk and chocolate for a frothy consistency

Pour into your desired mug and add the cream

Hot Chocolate met ‘n Knertsie


Boozy Hot Chocolate-www.kitchentreaty.com

Boozy Hot Chocolate-www.kitchentreaty.com

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Rich, dark hot cocoa made with good dark chocolate, honey, vanilla, and a cinnamon stick for good measure, and livened up with a nice dose of dark amber rum. Preferably sipped next to a roaring fire.

Author: Kitchen Treaty

Recipe type: Beverage

Yield: 2 large mugs

Ingredients

3 cups milk

3 and ½ ounces good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces (I use Lindt 85% dark chocolate)

3 tablespoons honey

1 3-inch cinnamon stick

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-3 ounces dark rum (4 – 6 tablespoons), to taste

Instructions

In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the milk, chocolate, honey, and cinnamon stick.

Stir occasionally with a whisk or wooden spoon until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is steaming hot.

Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon stick and stir in the vanilla and rum.

Serve immediately.

Notes          

Adapted from Food Network

Spiked Vodka Hot Chocolate - Photo London Bakes
Spiked Vodka Hot Chocolate – Photo London Bakes

Salted caramel vodka hot chocolate
Yield: Makes 1 giant cup or 2 normal sized cups

Ingredients

400ml milk

80g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces

Generous pinch sea salt

25ml caramel vodka (or any flavoured spirit of your choice)

1 tbsp double/heavy cream
Cooking Directions

Heat the milk in a small saucepan on the stove until it’s just about to boil.

Take it off the heat and add the chocolate and the salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until all the chocolate has melted and the mixture has thickened. The smaller your chocolate, the easier this will be. Add more salt to taste.

When all the chocolate has melted, stir in the vodka and the double cream.

Pour into mugs, top with some whipped cream if you want and enjoy.

Gegeurde Hot Chocolate


Peanut Butter Hot Chocoloate www.sweetremedy.com

Peanut Butter Hot Chocoloate http://www.sweetremedy.com

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

www.sweetremedy.com

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups milk
2 two ounce milk chocolate bars
2 Tbsp peanut butter
whipped cream
chocolate sauce

Directions:

In a pot, bring milk to a simmer on low heat.

Once simmering, add the chocolate bars (in pieces) and the peanut butter.

Stir often to prevent burning and evenly distribute the melting chocolate and peanut butter.

Once everything is melted pour into two mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Enjoy!

Vitamix Hot Chocolate Nutmegnanny

Vitamix Hot Chocolate Nutmegnanny

Vitamix Hot Chocolate (het bietjie koffie by)

www.nutmegnanny.com

Yield: 2 mugs hot chocolate

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon espresso powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash ground cinnamon
Whipped cream

Source: Adapted from Vitamix

Directions:

Add all ingredients except the whipped cream into your Vitamix blender. If you have a Vitamix Blender that has a hot soup preset option set it and forget it! (Well, don’t forget it…drink it after it’s done) After your hot chocolate is finished pour it into a mug, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

If your Vitamix does not have a preset option simple blend on high until hot. This will take about 4 minutes.

* If you don’t have a Vitamix you could simply heat the milk, add the ingredients to your blender and blend. Or you could simply do it on the stove top as well.

Julia Rutland, Coastal Living

Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa

www.babble.com

Make your sweetheart feel like a newlywed with this simple melted ice cream cocoa, served in chocolate-dipped mugs for an extra-special treat.

4 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 pint strawberry ice cream

4 cups water

Whipped cream

1 cup Mini chocolate chips

1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles

In a medium-sized bowl, melt the chocolate chips and dip the top of four mugs into the chocolate. Set aside, allowing chocolate to harden.

In a medium pot, whisk together the butter, sugar, and ice cream over medium high heat until melted.  Whisk in the water, one cup at a time until your favorite texture/flavor is achieved.  Heat just until steaming.  Pour into chocolate-rimmed mugs.  Garnish with a dollop of whipping cream and a sprinkling of chocolate sprinkles.  Serve with your favorite bite-sized cookies for dipping.

Gingerbread-hot-chocolate- jim franco

Gingerbread-hot-chocolate- jim franco

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Rebecca Donnelly

Yield: Makes 4 cups

 

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1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

10 whole cloves

2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks

4 cups whole milk

1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish: mini marshmallows

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Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients in an 8- x 10-inch piece of cheesecloth; pull edges together, and tie to secure.

Heat milk and spice bundle in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring just to a simmer. Remove from heat, cover, and steep 30 minutes.

3. Remove spice bundle from milk. Heat milk mixture over medium-low heat until hot. Add brown sugar; cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts. Add chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm; garnish, if desired.

arl grey hot chocolate - ourkitchen.fisherpaykel.com
Earl grey hot chocolate – ourkitchen.fisherpaykel.com

Earl grey hot chocolate

By Emma Photography by Emma

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 ½ cups milk

1 ½ tsp earl grey tea

6 square of dark chocolate, or to taste

Method

Combine the milk and tea in a saucepan and gently heat without boiling. Continue heating for approximately 10 minutes. The milk will take on a light tea colour.

Place 3 (or more if desired) squares of chocolate into a heatproof glass. Pour the milk over the chocolate using a tea strainer/colander to strain off the leaves. Serve.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate www.pastryaffair

Peppermint Hot Chocolate http://www.pastryaffair

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

http://www.pastryaffair.com

Yields 3-4 servings

2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup half & half (or heavy cream)
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 tablespoons crushed candy canes (about 4 large candy canes), or 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Whipped cream, garnish
Crushed candy canes, garnish

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring whole milk and half & half to a boil. Remove from heat immediately and stir in chocolate and crushed candy canes (or peppermint extract) until silky smooth. If necessary, place hot chocolate back on low heat and stir until chocolate is completely melted and candy canes are dissolved.

Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream, and garnish with crushed candy canes and shaved chocolate.

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate - Chef this up
Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate – Chef this up

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

4-5 cups whole milk
12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
4 teaspoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions:

In a heavy saucepan, combine 2 cups of milk, white chocolate, and cocoa powder. Cook over medium heat, whisking periodically, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is well combined. Whisk in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, and ginger. Add the remaining milk, 1 cup at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.

If desired, serve topped with whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg. Just be sure not to fill the mugs too full before adding the whipped cream, or you might have some overflow.

Nutella hot chocolate - splash of vanilla

Nutella hot chocolate – splash of vanilla

Nutella hot chocolate

Recipe:

400mls milk of your choice (I used 2%)
3 x 20ml level tablespoons of Nutella
1 tspn vanilla essence

Whipped cream (I used the aerosol kind)
60g dark chocolate

Melt dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a simmering pan of water on medium heat.

Whisk milk, Nutella and essence in a pan over medium heat until Nutella has dissolved and milk is hot; pour into mugs.  Add whipped cream and melted chocolate.

Serves: 2

Hot Chocolate with chili and cinnamon - Kwestiasmaku

Hot Chocolate with chili and cinnamon – Kwestiasmaku

Hot Chocolate with chili and cinnamon

Hot chocolate like a child, but without the chili and cinnamon.  For afternoon tea or a birthday party.

You can add chocolate and cinnamon chilli powder or chilli piece and a piece of cinnamon bark.  You can also add chili flakes.

If you want to get a very thick chocolate – to eat a teaspoon of the cup, we have to reduce by half the amount of milk and / or add more chocolate.

The components, 2 – 4 servings:

250 ml milk

5 tablespoons creamy cream 30%
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 tsp chili powder (cayenne pepper) or a piece of chilli pepper – the amount to taste
3 teaspoon of cinnamon powder or a piece of cinnamon bark
50 g of dark chocolate

Extras (optional):

•whipped cream (cream, whipped 30% cream with powdered sugar)
•chili flakes or cocoa powder or cinnamon

Preparation:

Pour the milk into a saucepan and cream, add powdered sugar and fresh chili and cinnamon bark if they use (powder spices add later).  Heat on medium heat, stirring every now and then (not).  Chop the chocolate into small pieces and add to the hot milk. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted.  Add the cinnamon and chili powder or chili flakes.  Bring to a boil.  Finally, you can mix the mass.  Weight should come out brown and smooth.  Serve in small cups.  Garnish with whipped cream and sugar fondant pudrem.

Caramel-hot-chocolate - cooking classy

Caramel-hot-chocolate – cooking classy

Caramel Hot Chocolate

http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/01/caramel-hot-chocolate/

2 Servings (recipe can easily be doubled)

Ingredients

2 cups milk, preferably whole

1/4 – 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (I recommend Ghirardelli)*

1/2 cup caramel sauce, recipe follows

sweetened whipped cream or vanilla marshmallows

grated chocolate and coarse or Maldon sea salt for garnish, optional

Caramel Sauce

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup salted butter

2/3 cup heavy cream

Directions

Prepare caramel sauce according to directions listed and allow to cool slightly. Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once milk is warm, stir in chocolate chips and caramel, and cook whisking constantly until chocolate has melted. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm topped, topped with sweetened whipped cream or miniature marshmallows, drizzle each serving with 1 Tbsp caramel sauce and garnish with grated chocolate if desired.

For the caramel sauce:

Gather all of your ingredients and have them nearby ready to add to the mixture as needed. In a heavy-bottomed 3 quart saucepan, heat sugar and water over moderately high heat whisking constantly to dissolve sugar. Once mixture reaches a boil, stop whisking and allow mixture to boil until it reaches a dark amber color, carefully swirling pan occasionally. Once mixture reaches a dark amber color, immediately add butter and whisk until butter has melted then immediately remove from heat. Wait 3 seconds then carefully pour in cream and immediately whisk to combine (it will bubble vigorously). Whisk until mixture is smooth. Allow caramel to cool several minutes then pour into a glass jar to cool.

*For a richer hot chocolate, you can use up to 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips and mix in more caramel sauce as well if desired.