Nalbone Family Recipes

This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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Beverage, Christmas, Dessert, Munchies

Christmas Cocoa

Recipe PictureSource: Betty Crocker Holiday Appetizers December 2000 #168 P 111

Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 15 minutes

A spoonful of marshmallow crème tops steaming homemade cocoa with rich chocolate flavor and a hint of spice.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup marshmallow crème


  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar, cocoa, water, cinnamon and nutmeg over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Stir in milk. Heat over low heat. Pour cocoa into 6 mugs. Top each with 2 tablespoons marshmallow crème.

Serving Ideas: Variation: Make Mint Cocoa by omitting cinnamon and nutmeg and stirring in 1/2 teaspoon mint extract or 3 tablespoons crushed hard peppermint candies. Make Mocha Cocoa by stirring in 1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee (dry).

Special Touch: Serve cocoa with candy canes to use as swizzle sticks!

Yield: 4 1/2 cups 6 servings (about 3/4 cup each).


Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 240 Calories; 9g Fat (30.8% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 22mg Cholesterol; 88mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat; 2 Other Carbohydrates.

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