Dark Hot Chocolate Mix

Do you love a delicious hot chocolate drink in the wintertime? This Dark Hot Chocolate is a great choice! It has a rich, creamy chocolate flavor that is perfect for a warm hot chocolate.

My kiddos love to go outside and play in the snow during the winter. They build forts, have snowball fights, and love to go sledding. I always like to have a nice cup of warm hot chocolate ready for them when they come inside. What a great way to warm up…and delicious too! This recipe is simple, and you’ll have several cups of hot chocolate mix to have on hand. If your making hot chocolate several times during the winter like I am, it sure won’t last long.

First you’ll need to break up the unsweetened baker’s chocolate and add to the food processor. This will break it up more and create a powder out of it. There may be some small chunks, which is ok, it will melt when the drink is prepared for serving. Add all the ingredients to the food processor to blend and mix well. This recipe makes 4 cups of hot chocolate mix, so there will be plenty to keep for later use. Place the dark hot chocolate mix in a jar or container for easy keeping to make hot chocolate in the future. What a great idea for a simple Christmas gift as well!!

For one cup of dark hot chocolate, use 2 Tbsp. dark hot chocolate mix per 4 ounces of boiling hot water. Make sure to use boiling water, so that it is hot enough to melt any chocolate chunks that are in the mix. To make a large batch of Dark Hot Chocolate, bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Add the water to a slow cooker and add 1 ¼ C. of the Dark Hot Chocolate mix and stir together well. Use the slow cooker on keep warm setting, to keep the hot chocolate warm. Ladle out when needed. Top with your favorite toppings: mini marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, or cinnamon.

Dark Hot Chocolate


  • Hot Chocolate Mix:
  • 3 oz. unsweetened baker’s chocolate
  • 1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 C. powdered milk
  • 1/2 C. Dutch Process (European-style) cocoa
  • 1 tsp. powdered vanilla, optional
  • 1 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • Toppings:
  • Vanilla Marshmallow Kisses or Marshmallow Bits
  • Whipped topping
  • Ground cinnamon


Add all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined. Makes about 4 C. of dry hot chocolate mix. 

Use 2 Tbsp. dark hot chocolate mix per 4 oz. boiling hot water. It is important to use boiling water, as it needs to be hot enough to melt the baker’s chocolate. 

Let the mix sit for one minute, then stir the beverage to be sure that all the chocolate is melted. Top the prepared hot chocolate vanilla marshmallow kisses, or marshmallow bits, whipped topping and cinnamon. 

To make a large batch of dark hot chocolate, bring 5 C. water to a boil. Mix boiling water with 1 ¼ C. Dark Hot Chocolate mix in a slow cooker and stir well. Keep slow cooker on keep warm setting and ladle out the hot chocolate drink as needed. Top with your favorite hot chocolate toppings.

Note: For 1 C. of Dark Hot Chocolate, use 1 C. of boiling hot water with 4 Tbsp. mix.