Three words: Hot Chocolate Pancakes.

Three words: Hot Chocolate Pancakes.

When I think of hot chocolate, I think of 6 year old me in second-hand snow pants and rented ski gear. I’m holding a piping hot cup of cocoa while waddling around a ski lodge, trying my best not to spill all over my jacket.

I’ve filled the cup to the absolute brim and topped it with as many marshmallows as could fit. I savor each sip, from the ones in the beginning that burn my tongue to the last drops that I furiously shake out of the cup and into my mouth. 

Three words: Hot Chocolate Pancakes.

In all seriousness, I think that I enjoy ski trips half for the skiing and half for the hot chocolate.

And you can’t have one without the other. Hot chocolate doesn’t taste nearly as good without hours of skiing put in. And skiing is bitter cold without a piping cup of liquid chocolate.

First there was salt + pepper.
Then eggs + bacon.
Now it’s skiing + hot chocolate.

Three words: Hot Chocolate Pancakes.

I typically jump at the opportunity to make a delicious breakfast during the holidays. It’s like my opening act for dessert later in the day. And creating memory-inspiring baked goods is my favorite thing.

That’s why I’m partnering International Delight to bring you these delectable hot chocolate pancakes. And no, that doesn’t mean chocolate pancakes. That means pancakes made with a rich dark hot chocolate.

This hot chocolate is perfect because it doesn’t require any mixing or toiling over the water to milk ratio in your hot-choc. Just open the carton and you’re good to go. It makes these pancakes almost custardy in consistency and cuts your pancake-making time in half.

Three words: Hot Chocolate Pancakes.

Of course it couldn’t be called hot chocolate pancakes without fudge sauce and marshmallow. My fudge sauce is dark and creamy, and creates a perfect touch of sweetness atop the pancakes.

Be sure to pick up a carton of International Delight’s Dark Hot Chocolate on your next trip to the grocery store for an easy & delicious holiday treat!

RECIPE

Hot Chocolate Pancakes

Yields 12 pancakes

Ingredients

    For the pancakes

    • 1 1/2 cups International Delight Dark Hot Chocolate
    • 1 large egg, room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup dutch-process cocoa
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    For the topping

    • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup light cream
    • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows (optional)

    Directions

    1. Heat a griddle over medium-low heat.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine dark hot chocolate, egg, and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir wet ingredients into dry until just mixed (do not overmix!).
    3. Pour ¼ cup of batter for each pancake into pan. Cook for 2 minutes, or until pancakes just begin to harden around edges. Flip and continue to cook for 2 minutes more.
    4. To make the fudge sauce, combine chocolate chips and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Whisk slowly until completely combined, then pour into gravy boat or cup with spout. Pour over pancakes and top with mini marshmallows!

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    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

    25 comments

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    Your pancakes are immaculate. Mine always look like lumpy frumpy things. Yours look perfect! And YES to the whole skiing + hot chocolate!!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Oh, I owe it to a little thing called a measuring cup. Without it mine would be all over the place, too!!

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    Speechless! These look so delicious and beautiful photos.

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Thank you! They were a sight to behold 🙂

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    These look unreal! Pinning 🙂

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Yesss, appreciate it!

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    Oh my word, HELLO LOVER. These pancakes look to-die-for! And your photography is stunning!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Thank you girlfriend!

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    Oh. My. Goodness. These are utterly mouthwatering, and that TOPPING..!!!!! I am not going to be able to make it through the weekend without making these!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Thank you!! You must let me know what you think!!

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    I have a couple of daughters who would probably faint if I served these pancakes on Christmas morning!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    This is totally perfect for kids! Thanks Sue!

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    Oh be still my heart! These look fantastic I have to pin them to make for my daughter later!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Nadia would love these!! <3

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    Oh my gosh those look too good. Especially with that thick chocolate sauce on top–sign me up! 🙂

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Thank you June!

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    My mother would bundle me up in so many layers, I could barely move my arms (luckily this made falling on the tow rope less painful, too!). Love these pancakes! I could gaze longingly at pancake photos all weekend, especially when chocolate is involved in the affair. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. xoxo

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Yes, that was me, too!! So so many layers 🙂

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    woah. that seriously fork full of layers of pancake-y goodness is EVERYTHING!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    The forkful is my new fave shot 🙂

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    Can we use the milk chocolate one and Hershey unsweetened cocoa powder? Not a fan of dark chocolate.

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Yes, that would be fine Sam!

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    thank you for getting back to me. i just noticed the 1/2 c of light cream, its silly but i have never heard of light cream what is it?

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