Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations! If it’s yours too, you’ll love this peanut butter hot chocolate on a cold winter’s afternoon!

Peanut Butter Hot chocolate finished

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After I finished making my No Bake 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate cookies, I had some leftover peanut butter baking chips. I wondered what else I could make with them until I spotted the carton of heavy cream I had bought for another recipe that still had some left. Of course, peanut butter hot chocolate!

It’s cold here in Minnesota and my kids are always begging me to make them hot chocolate, especially after an afternoon of sledding or snowman building! They loved this peanut butter hot chocolate for a fun twist on our usual hot chocolate!

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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Ingredients

This recipe makes a very rich and creamy hot chocolate!

Heavy Cream – Using heavy cream to make hot chocolate makes it extra thick and creamy and this is the way I prefer my hot chocolate. However, if you prefer a less creamy version reduce the heavy cream and use more milk.

Milk – Any percent milk will work for this.

A cup of milk, a cup of chocolate chips and aquater cup of peanut butter chips are all you need to make peanut butter hot chocolate!

Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips – For best results, use a good brand of chocolate chips!

Peanut Butter Baking Chips – You can find these in most grocery stores right by the chocolate chips.

Sugar – Because this recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate chips, I added a little sugar to sweeten it more.

Making Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

This is a fairly simple recipe to make but I prefer to make it on the stovetop rather than in the microwave.

Grab a medium-sized saucepan and add all your ingredients starting with only 1 tablespoon of sugar.

Over low heat, slowly stir constantly until all of the chips are thoroughly melted. It should be a rich creamy chocolate color when it’s fully melted.

Taste and add additional sugar if you prefer a sweeter hot chocolate.

Pour into your favorite mug and top with whipped cream!

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream in a blue mug on a marble counter top with a spoon and a few chocolate chips.
Peanut Butter Hot chocolate finished

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

By: April
If you love peanut butter and chocolate, you'll absolutely fall in love with this rich creamy peanut butter hot chocolate!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 812 kcal


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ΒΌ cup peanut butter baking chips
  • 1-2 Tablespoons granulated sugar


  • Mix all ingredients (start with 1 Tbls of sugar) in a medium-sized saucepan and heat slowly over low heat stirring constantly.
  • Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan and continue to stir until all of the chips are melted.
  • Taste and add additional sugar according to your taste preferences.
  • Serve hot with whipped cream!
Nutrition 812 kcal
Keyword hot chocolate, peanut butter


Can I use milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips?

Yes, just omit the sugar as milk chocolate chips are sweeter.

Can I use all milk and no heavy cream?

Yes, you can replace the heavy cream with milk. It will still be delicious just not as creamy.

Can I make this into an adult hot chocolate?

Absolutely, make Peanut Butter Whiskey Hot Chocolate by adding a shot of whiskey to each glass.


You might also like my Dalgona Latte or my Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna!

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