A hot beverage will be appreciated this weekend with the snow expected.  Taste of Home has taken a old favorite, hot chocolate and added a tasty twist.  Maple flavoring, mmmmmmm!  Imagine the taste of rich, creamy chocolate coupled with maple flavoring, it will have the skeptics asking for another cup.  (You might want to make a double batch!)


  • 1/4 cup Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 large marshmallows


  • •In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir in hot water and butter; bring to a boil. Add the milk, maple flavoring, vanilla and 8 marshmallows. Heat through, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted. Ladle into mugs and top each with a marshmallow. Yield: 4 servings.