Instant Hot Chocolate ala AmericasTestKitchen

There is something about cold weather that makes me want Hot ChocolateInstant Hot Chocolate ala AmericasTestKitchen. Back in December I picked up a Hot Cocoa mix from Meijer but it was missing something. I wanted more  chocolate flavor. Then I found this lifehacker article talking about an AmericasTestKichen recipe. Here is the recipe.

The video does the storytelling here, but the recipe is pretty simple””you’ll need a 12oz bag of semisweet chocolate chips””whatever brand or cocoa percentage you prefer””one cup of heavy cream, and 1/4 teaspoon salt into a mixing bowl. Microwave for about two minutes, then stir, and repeat the process until it’s nice and smooth. Cover it over, pop it in the fridge for a few hours until it’s firm. Then you can scoop 2-inch (3 tablespoon) single servings out of it, wrap them in plastic, and then pop them into a plastic baggie for later.

The recipe has the chocolate flavor I was seeking. The recipe is easy but it is hard to keep in the refrigerator. Unbeknownst to me, she has taken to eating the chocolate balls.