Healthier Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

This healthier peanut butter hot chocolate is the perfect comforting drink when it gets cold outside! It’s low in sugar and easily made vegan if needed. 

two mugs of healthier peanut butter hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Ok, confidence: I’m writing this post from my bed, and it’s currently 3 pm. I did get up this morning but I’m so tired right now that I’ve decided to get back to bed with my computer to finish my work day.

I wish I could take a big fat nap but I can’t so instead, being comfy will have to do!

I’m moving to Tel Aviv in just 3 weeks now and man, things are hectic for sure!

I won’t be able to cook + shoot recipes for a few weeks in the beginning so I have to work twice as much right now to prepare current recipes for January and enough recipes to keep us going ’till the first week of March!

overhead shot of two tall glass mugs of peanut butter hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Obviously, I want to spend some time with my family and my friends so I’m going out and doing some stuff every night.

And of course, I also need to pack and organize this move. So yeah… I NEED A NAP!

But a liquid hug in the form of this peanut butter hot chocolate in the meantime will do just fine!

I had actually never thought of adding peanut butter to a hot chocolate before but then I saw a recipe somewhere and thought “Duh”!

PB + Chocolate is one of the best combos ever so obviously a creamy dreamy peanut butter hot chocolate is going to be awesome!”.

And yes, it totally IS awesome and as delicious as it sounds!

side view of a mug of Healthier peanut hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Adjust the sweetener and milk to adapt this Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate to your diet:

This peanut butter hot chocolate is one of those recipes you can easily make healthier by adjusting the quantity of sweetener and choosing your favorite one, and choosing your favorite milk too (I used almond but any would work).

I highly recommend adding a few ounces of dark chocolate for a richer texture, but it tastes really good without, too. Your hot chocolate will just be a little thinner.

The whipped cream topping is completely optional, too – to be honest, I prefer my hot chocolate without, but I think Solal (the handsome hand model just below also known as my hubby) would have cried a little bit if I had skipped it.

a man in a lumberjack shirt holding a mug of peanut butter hot chocolate

Variations on this recipe:

FOR MORE SERVINGS: Double or triple the ingredients.

TO MAKE VEGAN: use a plant-based milk like almond or cashew, sweeten with coconut sugar or maple syrup, use a dairy-free chocolate and top with coconut whipped cream.

If you tried this healthier peanut butter hot chocolate, don’t forget to rate the recipe below and let me know how it went in the comments – I love hearing from you! You can also follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook for more deliciousness and behind-the-scenes!

a man holding a mug of Healthier peanut hot chocolate
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Healthier Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

A lighter but rich and delicious hot chocolate, flavored with peanut butter (a killer combo!). It's the perfect comforting drink when it gets cold outside! Low in sugar and easily vegan if needed. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword drinks, hot chocolate, peanut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 292 kcal
Author Marie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of choice I used almond milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp sweetener of choice: honey, maple or coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
  • 0.5 oz dark chocolate 15 g, optional but recommended

Optional toppings:

  • homemade whipped cream or coconut whipped cream
  • 1 drizzle melted peanut butter
  • 1 drizzle melted dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until it's warm but not boiling. Whisk in the cocoa powder, salt, and sweetener, and then peanut butter and dark chocolate, if using.

  2. Ladle in a mug, top with whipped cream and drizzle with melted peanut butter and dark chocolate. Serve immediately!

Recipe Notes

FOR MORE SERVINGS: Double or triple the ingredients.

TO MAKE VEGAN: use a plant-based milk like almond or cashew, sweeten with coconut sugar or maple syrup, use a dairy-free chocolate and top with coconut whipped cream.

Nutrition facts do not include the toppings but include the dark chocolate.

Nutrition Facts
Healthier Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving (1 mug)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 405mg 17%
Potassium 414mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 17g
Protein 8g 16%
Calcium 34.6%
Iron 19.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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