Malted Peppermint Patty Hot Chocolate

Curl your hands around a warm, cozy mug of homemade peppermint hot chocolate this season! This is an ultra creamy hot cocoa recipe, made with rich chocolate malted milk and classic Peppermint Patty candy bars.

Good Sunday Morning Everyone! Only 4 more days until Christmas! Ready?

I don’t know about all of you, but in the winter we drink hot chocolate almost every single day. There is just nothing better to warm you right up. I surfed through the internet and found some beautiful pictures of hot chocolate. Please know that these are NOT my photos, I’m still unpacking in CA!


I have a recipe that you MUST try. I have consumed a lot of hot chocolate in my day and let me tell you, this simple recipe is the BEST! Take a look below!

Here’s the magic ingredient in the hot chocolate, I hope you can find it in your grocery store.

Chocolate Malted Peppermint Patty Hot Chocolate

1 gallon 2% milk

13 oz Chocolate Malted Milk Mix

1 Cup Coffee Mate, non-dairy Creamer powder (makes it creamy and fabulous-do not leave it out)

15 mini York Peppermint Pattie

mini Marshmallows

Fresh Whipped Cream

1.Pour milk into a large pot over medium heat.Whisk in malted milk and non dairy creamer.Continue to whisk until hot.Stir in peppermint patties and whisk until melted.

2. Top each cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream. Enjoy!

Have a Merry Christmas Everyone!! I’ll be back after Christmas!


Malted Peppermint Patty Hot Chocolate

Curl your hands around a warm, cozy mug of peppermint hot chocolate made with rich chocolate malted milk. An ultra creamy homemade hot chocolate recipe!
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings


  • 1 gallon 2% milk
  • 13 oz Chocolate Malted Milk Mix
  • 1 cup Coffee Mate non-dairy Creamer powder (makes it creamy and fabulous, don't leave it out!)
  • 15 mini York Peppermint Patties
  • mini marshmallows for garnish
  • fresh whipped cream for garnish


  • Pour milk into a large pot over medium heat.
  • Whisk in malted milk and non dairy creamer. Continue to whisk until hot.
  • Stir in peppermint patties and whisk until melted.
  • Top each cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream. Enjoy!
Keywords: homemade hot chocolate, hot chocolate with peppermint

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36 Responses
  1. 50 shades of grey pdf

    Thanks for finally writing about >Loving on Hot Chocolate…
    – Picky Palaate <Loved it!

  2. lynn

    They sell this at Walmart in most areas! I just discovered it myself. My son loves the vanilla, but I will try the chocolate as well. I originally purchased it to make a cookie recipe feature on the Pioneer Woman’s blog. Now, I have another reason to keep a container on hand at all times. This recipe may even taste good using the Vanilla flavored malted milk. I will let you know if I try it!!! Great blog, Im hooked!

  3. Katrina

    Let the unpacking begin–no wait, let it finish! Merry Christmas, Jenny.
    I’m having a giveaway on my blog.

  4. Jaime

    mmm that sounds like a great drink on a cold day! hope you are settling into CA ok. happy holidays!

  5. Courtney

    Well, hello there! I can’t even remember how I stumbled upon your blog earlier today, but boy am I glad I did! I’ve been perusing your recipes all day and have your link on my sidebar now! I’m going to make your gingerbread bars with cream cheese icing for Christmas (with the in-laws…so they’d better be pressure…ha!!!)

    Merry Christmas to you and thanks for sharing all your secrets! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Courtney in Indiana

  6. Maggie

    Merry Christmas Jenny and welcome to California!! My family and friends and I thank you for all the recipes you have shared over the past year and all the good eating we’ve been doing thanks to you!! I hope that your unpacking goes smoothly!

  7. Derek Flake

    we made it a couple of weeks ago with fat free milk and it still turned out terrific. just letting those anti 2% milk people know.

  8. Kim A

    Look at you…not unpacked and still so dedicated to Picky Palate! Can’t wait to see you in a couple of days!!!!

  9. Erica

    No kidding, if you ask me, anything with malt powder in it is well worth trying. Good luck unpacking! I know what a huge job that is. We just moved to CA (the Bay area) 6 months ago, and we absolutely love it. It’s great, too, that you have family in AZ so that you’ll have lots of excuses to visit! I grew up in AZ and still have family there, so we do the same thing. Merry Christmas!

  10. Tahmina

    Jenny, bless your heart for giving us a FABULOUS hot chocolate recipe with all the craziness going on in your life! We so appreciate it. Thank you for all you do.

  11. Sharon

    Oh boy – that’s my kind of hot chocolate! I’d love to try malted milk powder…hopefully I can remember to look for some at the grocery store. Merry Christmas to you too!

  12. Marisa

    Oh wow!!!! That sounds amazing. I am such a huge fan of malt and I’ve never tried it in hot chocolate before. I can’t wait to try this!

  13. Bob

    Heh, I just did a post about hot chocolate myself. Course, my secret ingredient was booze. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That stuff looks mad good though, I love malt.

  14. Mary

    Jennie, this, as all your entries, looks amazing. I hope the move is going smoothly. Merry Christmas.

  15. Culinarywannabe

    I am actually drinking a cup of hot chocolate right now, and am thinking it looks really pitiful compared to these pictures! I’ll have to crank it up next time and try your recipe!

  16. carol

    Well I just may have to start drinking hot chocolate again after looking at this recipe!
    Merry Christmas, Jenny…thanks for doing this fantastic blog and sharing all of your wonderful recipes. May your unpacking go smoothly!
    Have a happy holiday and a healthy 2009! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Meg

    Merry Christmas! This is the best hot chocolate recipe ever and I know exactly where to find malted milk in my stores.

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