Drinks & Dessert

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

A delicious spin on traditional chocolate, these cupcakes are baked with eggs, oil, sugar, and you guessed it - hot chocolate! Whip up these delectable desserts for your next dinner party or save them for a cozy night in. Either way, you won't be able to resist the delicious cocoa flavor! Total Time: 40 min  Yield: 14 cupcakes INGREDIENTS CUPCAKES 3/4 cup McSteven's Milk Chocolate Cocoa (or spice it up with one of many different McSteven's flavors!) 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, room temperature 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup buttermilk FROSTING...

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Belgian White Chocolate Truffles

A decadent blend of Belgian white hot cocoa mix and white chocolate, crisp on the outside and smooth, melt-in-your-mouth on the inside - what more could you ask for in a winter treat!? Prep Time: 3 hours Servings: 20-24 INGREDIENTS 1 cup white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate) 5 tablespoons butter (diced) 3 tablespoons heavy cream Pinch of salt Optional: flavorings (1/2 teaspoon extract of choice) 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup & 4 spoonfulls of McSteven's Belgian White Hot Chocolate Mix 3/4 pound white chocolate candy coating Toppings of choice (sprinkles, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, etc.) DIRECTIONS Combine white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate), butter, cream, and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second...

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Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookies

A timeless classic with a delicious twist! Sugar cookies with yummy hot chocolate mixed in makes for a delectable dessert, perfect for any cookie and chocolate lover! Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 10 min Yield: 36 cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup McSteven's Hot Chocolate (1/4 cup for mix, 1/4 cup for rolling) (You can use any flavor variety here - we used the premium chocolate) 1 egg 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional) 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If using metal baking sheet, line with parchment paper or coat with baking...

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Apple Cider Sugar Cookies

Get in the fall spirit with these super delicious apple cider sugar cookies - the perfect blend of sweet and tart! Choose to dress them up with sugar, cider mix, or a sweet glaze - or keep it simple and leave them plain - either way, you won't be able to resist a taste test (or two!) before sharing these goodies.  Prep Time: 15 min Bake Time: 10 min Yield: 36 cookies INGREDIENTS Cookies 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup McSteven's Spiced Red Apple Cider Mix 1 egg 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional) 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Topping or...

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Trick or Treat? This one's a treat! Get in the spirit of the season with these deliciously cute pumpkin cupcakes, complete with pretzel stems and cream cheese frosting - perfect for Fall and Halloween! Prep Time: 45 min Cook Time: 18 min Yield: 24 Cupcakes INGREDIENTS  Cupcakes 12 Tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/3 cups sugar 3 large eggs, at room temperature 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup McSteven's Pumpkin Cocoa 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt Frosting and Decorations Pretzel rods 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 cups powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract Orange and Green food coloring INSTRUCTIONS Cupcakes Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and...

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