This hot white chocolate drink looks even spookier with a ghost-shaped marshmallow floating in it.

Haunting Hot Chocolate

1 medium orange
3 cups whole milk, divided use
2/3 cup vanilla-flavored baking pieces or vanilla-flavored candy coating
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Purchased marshmallow ghosts
Whipped cream (optional)
Ground nutmeg (optional)
  1. Remove peel of orange with vegetable peeler; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine 1/4 cup of the milk, the vanilla-flavored baking pieces, orange peel, and nutmeg; whisk over low heat until baking pieces are melted. Remove orange peel. Whisk in remaining milk and heat through. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Serve warm in mugs. Add a marshmallow ghost, dollop with whipped cream, and sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.

Makes 5 (6-ounce) servings.

Nutrition facts per serving: calories: 221, total fat: 12g, saturated fat: 9g, cholesterol: 20mg, sodium: 72mg, carbohydrate: 22g, fiber: 0g, protein: 5g, vitamin A: 4%, vitamin C: 2%, calcium: 18%, iron: 0%

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