The Hot Chocolate Barfee

“A cup of cocoa
For a sleep so true,
Topped with marshmallows
For the child in you.
Warm, like a cuddle
And simple, not clever,
A sip that you don’t quite
Outgrow in forever.
A treat so divine
Easily does woo,
Now you can have your cuppa
And eat it too.”

½ cup whole milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
½ can sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup mini marshmallows

Line a mini cupcake pan with cupcake covers and keep aside.
Heat the butter in a pan. Warm the milk a little and mix the cocoa powder in it so that there are no lumps. Add the chocolate milk along with the condensed milk to the butter. Stir well and cook with constant stirring so the mixture doesn’t burn or stick to the bottom of the pan. It will begin to thicken slowly. Turn off the heat when the mixture begins to come off from the sides of the pan and reaches the consistency of thick batter – i.e. can be poured but will also set once cooled. Mine took about 30-35 minutes and is dependent on the quality of milk and condensed milk.  At this stage, stir in about ½ a cup of marshmallows so they melt in the mixture.
Put one tablespoon of the mixture into the cupcake moulds. Add a marshmallow to the centre and cover with another tablespoon of the mixture. Refrigerate and cool for 2-3 hours before serving. A sinful, fudgy chocolate treat, definitely not for the faint of heart!
Now you can have you hot chocolate and eat it too!