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This weeks recipe is called “Ghirardelli ‘Square’ Caramel Hot Chocolate”, excerpted from the book “Hot Chocolate~50 Heavenly Cups of Comfort” by Fred Thompson. I highly recommend this book for anyone who really digs HC and is worth it just for the pictures included of all these decadent treasures. I’d just like to say that the caramel content really makes this recipe stand out and a “must try it”… and it’s really easy to make. Okay, nuff said… let’s get down to the good stuff:

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Ghirardelli “Square” Caramel Hot Chocolate

2 cups half-and-half
One 6.9 oz. bag ghirardelli milk chocolate squares with caramel filling
(or you can try Hershey’s Kisses with caramel)
Whipped Cream for garnish
Store-bought caramel sauce for garnish

  1. Pour the half-and-half into a medium-size saucepan and warm over medium heat.
    Meanwhile, unwrap all of the chocolate squares and cut them into quarters.
  2. When the half-and-half is just below a boil, with bubbles around the sides, whisk in the candy, and continue whisking until all the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Serve immediately in cups with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Serves 4 to 6

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