It’s supposed to rain later this week. I’m preparing. Flannel pyjamas have been washed, blankets have been located, the fireplace has been inspected and hot chocolate will be made. I’m a wimp, I know. 

If you love mint and dark chocolate then you will love this hot chocolate and all ingredients are available at Smart & Final.

St. Patrick's Day Mint Oreo Hot Chocolate #ChooseSmart #shop

Note: This recipe makes approximately 3 mugs of hot chocolate (depending on mug size)

Ingredients:

Mint Oreo Hot Chocolate #ChooseSmart #shop

  • 1 1/2 cup First Street Half & Half
  • 1/2 cup First Street 2% Reduced Fat Milk
  • 1 sachet Nestle Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 tbs Ambiance Vanilla Hot Beverage Sprinkles
  • 6 Cool Mint Oreo’s (crushed) + 2 more in a separate bowl
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 First Street Marshmallows (regular size, not mini)

Beat the heavy whipping cream with an electric beater until stiff peaks form.

Place the marshmallows into a microwave safe bowl and cook for 15 seconds. Mix them with a spoon until they are melted and smooth. Pour the marshmallow into the cream and give it a quick mix on low speed. Set aside.

Heat the half & half and milk in a saucepan, add the dark chocolate cocoa, 6 crushed Oreo’s and vanilla. Continue stirring until hot and well combined. If there are still a few chunks of crushed Oreo’s, use an immersion blender, just give it a couple of quick pulses.

Pour the hot chocolate into mugs, top with the marshmallow cream and then the extra crushed Oreo’s.

St. Patrick's Day Mint Oreo Hot Chocolate #ChooseSmart #shop

I added fun shamrock wooden stirrers to make these a little more festive for St. Patrick’s Day.

All you need are wooden stirrers, a picture of a shamrock and hot glue. I cut a couple of shamrock’s out of one of the many St. Patrick’s Day coasters I have left over from previous celebrations.

St. Patrick's Day craft - shamrock stirrers

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karen steward February 27, 2014 - 5:04 am

This looks great, Tonya! I’m not a fan of mint, but my grandson is! 🙂 I want to surprise him with this special treat! Thanks for sharing!

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Carolyn West February 27, 2014 - 8:39 am

There is something about mint and chocolate that makes me so happy. The next time I make hot chocolate, I am so doing this. #Client

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Cathy February 27, 2014 - 10:14 pm

Hi,
Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful post tomorrow in my “100 Something Green St. Patricks Day RoundUp” http://wp.me/p466oG-11f with a link back to your original post plus pinned to my St. Patricks Day Board! Have a terrific weekend!
Cathy from APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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Erinn Sluka March 4, 2014 - 1:26 pm

This looks delicious! Mint & chocolate are my favorite combination! Great post!

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Teri March 5, 2014 - 9:16 am

This looks so amazing. The mint flavor with the chocolate has got to be killer taste! Before I moved, I lived in Las Vegas for many years, and Smart and Final was one of my favorites. Love that store!! I would be thrilled if you would link them to my “Get Your Blarney On” link party! It’s all about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! http://bit.ly/1luIm3M
Hope to see you there!

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