It was October 14th….
Washington state had a huge storm warning. Basically, weather reports warned us of flooding, power outages, and more.
For the most part, it did not go nearly as badly as it was supposed to. In actuality, we never lost power and there was almost no damage. I think there was a couple branches in my mom’s backyard. There was a puddle outside my complex. We did rebuild, though. It is interesting how the media can exaggerate everything.
Still, a rainstorm did come. Living in Washington, rain really does not affect me much. October 14th did bring in a pretty rough rainstorm. I remember Matthew and I needing to go to the grocery store late at night, and it was not fun driving or bringing groceries in in that rain. It definitely poured down that night, and I remember telling Matthew that all I wanted was some hot cocoa. And just like that, my peanut butter hot cocoa came to life.
Back in October, I shared my Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe, which is serious yum!
I actually created my peanut butter hot cocoa right after testing and perfecting the recipe, so I am surprised that it took 2 months to share this delicious creation with you.
To me, it is worth the wait! There is nothing more comforting than hot cocoa, pajama pants, blankets, and Netflix. Not that I would know since I still have 5 more days of school…. all bitterness aside, my peanut butter hot cocoa is sweet, warm, and indulgent, but definitely not the worst treat you could enjoy during this time of year.
This is the perfect treat because it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, and it is so easy to double and triple the recipe! Best of all: it’s peanut butter hot cocoa. I really should have just saved the text and just let the name and photo speak for itself. This self itself.
- One cup almond milk
- 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp coconut or date sugar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Heat almond milk in a saucepan on medium heat and let sit for 2 mins
- Add rest of ingredients and heat for another 5-7 mins until the mixture boils. Remove from heat
- Best if served immediately