The weather is cooling down in my neck of the woods. What better way to warm up on a quiet (quiet once the kiddos leave for school!) fall day, then with a decadent cup of salted caramel hot chocolate?!
My favorite hot cocoa recipe comes from a Childcraft book I LOVED growing up. Do you remember the Childcraft encyclopedia series? I think my parents got them from a door to door salesman.
The Childcraft series books were printed in the USA from the 50s to the 90s. I still have mine and now my kiddos enjoy them. The Make and Do book was my favorite! The breakfast recipes in it- for toast, boiled eggs, and of course, hot cocoa, are frequently requested by my kiddos….I'm sure so that they can have hot cocoa for breakfast! The recipes are common, but it's the memory of the book and making breakfast with my kids, that makes them special. *A new (2011) edition of the Childcraft How and Why Library is available from World Books, but at this time I don't know if they are still printed in the USA.
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My salted caramel hot chocolate recipe is a new spin on my favorite childhood hot chocolate recipe. Doesn't it look delish? Treat yourself to one today!
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HAHA Total blast from the past. We had that full collection of books. Good times.
Salted caramel is my absolute fave! Thanks for the recipe.
A little rich but the salted caramel sounds pretty good. I am a big fan of salted caramel flavor. I personally love the fall/autumn drinks.
I’ve never tried Cow Tales caramel but this recipe would be the perfect thing to try them with. Sounds so good to have caramel and chocolate together.
Yep, this is happening at my house!!! Looks so good 🙂
Oh my my, this sounds so good. Guess I’ll be hitting up the grocery store tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.
This looks delicious – caramel is the best sweet treat ever! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
What a wonderful homemade recipe and I can’t wait to try it. I was happy to see how easy it is to make, including the caramel sauce.
I never made a caramel hot chocolate myself. This sounds wonderful and right now I am having a hot chocolate each day with the cold weather. I want to try it!
This looks scrumptious – it is amazing how a bunch of humble ingredients could be put together in such a wonderful way!
This is perfect for the freezing weather we’ve been having this week! The caramel sauce would go well with so many things!
Oh my … yes please !!
This is one of my favorite things to get at Starbucks, but I’ve never tried to make it at home. Thanks for the recipe!
How can you go wrong with that hot cocoa recipe. Salted, and with caramel. Mmmm, Mmmm. And with the freezing temperatures you couldn’t have posted this recipe at a better time. Thanks for sharing.
What an awesome idea. But you know what? I’d skip the cocoa and sugar and double the caramel sauce – mmmmm!
OMG!! That looks absolutely yummy! I can promise you that I will be making that before the week is over. I think the high tomorrow is 25 so it’s definitely cold enough here to warrant one!
I forgot. My mom and dad got us those books too and we looked at them all the time. I sure wish I still had them!
There is a huge cold snap about to consume half the country tomorrow. The high temp for my area is only 1. This recipe would come in handy for half the population.
This looks good love to try this