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Brandie’s Hot Cocoa

1 square (1oz) dark unsweetened baking chocolate
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar or Splenda
Pinch of salt
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups 1% milk or soy milk

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Makes 2 cups (serving size: 1 cup).

Nutrition facts per cup: 205 calories, 7gm fat, 4gm saturated fat, 9gm protein, 27gm carbohydrate, 123mg sodium, <1gm fiber, 300mg calcium

Hot chocolate is actually a very nutritious beverage. The antioxidants from dark chocolate along with calcium and other essential minerals from low fat milk come together for creamy, chocolately deliciousness that is also heart healthy. Making your own hot cocoa puts you in control of how sweet it will be and what kind of sweetener you want to use.

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