You can keep this lighter by using a fat free or sugar free instant hot chocolate mix, using water or coffee instead of milk, using fat free or sugar free caramel syrup instead of Dulce de Leche, and using Truvia to sweeten as I did. You could also serve this in smaller cups and have more servings to go around. I however had no problem at all finishing my large mug, it tasted so good, I was honestly tempted to have seconds.
This hot chocolate is so delicious it could substitute as your dessert after dinner. It warms your body and soul with a terrific blend of chocolate, mint, Dulce de Leche, and cinnamon. Topped with marshmallows, this is the perfect treat, on a cold day. Easy enough to prepare a single serving in the microwave or a large pot in a slow cooker for parties and larger gatherings. The peppermint crunch baking chips used in this recipe not only add such an amazing richness and flavor to the hot chocolate but give it a beautiful festive red color. This recipe will make 4 large 10 ounce servings.