Once upon a time, I used not find dark chocolate to be incredibly bitter and practically inedible. Now, dark chocolate is about the only chocolate (in candy form) that I can stand. Milk chocolate is way too light and dare I say *cheap tasting*. I've gotten so used to the density of dark chocolate, that anything less seems like a poser. So when I had a craving for hot chocolate, all I could think about was a dense dark chocolate version. There's really not much measuring here, because the density of the chocolate is up to you, but I just grabbed a handful of dark baking chocolate that I had on hand and stirred it into a cup of hot milk. Et voila. Dessert is served. Or would this be considered a mid-morning pick-me-up since I had it at noon?
And to pretty it up a bit, I froze some marshmallow fluff (the already melted marshmallow in a jar). I just spooned a layer on to a baking sheet lined with wax paper and popped it into the freezer to set. When you're ready to use, grab a cookie cutter of your choice and wiggle out a piece.
*Note: The marshmallow fluff never really hardens, so you may have to reshape your cut out a little bit. You could always use whip cream to get the same effect.*
P.S. Have you ever tried the white hot chocolate at Starbucks? Oh Em Gee. It's so yummy! Definitely one of my favorite drinks.