I received a tin of Trader Joe's Sipping Chocolate for Christmas, and have enjoyed it down to the last tablespoonful. But when I went to TJ's this weekend to pick up more, I found out it was a seasonal item and won't be back until next November.
Wahh!! Hope me!!
I love my Trader Joe's Sipping Chocolate
. I use it to make hot chocolate (duh) and I also use it to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake (which turn out AMAZING). The thought of not having another perfect hot chocolate or amazing CPBMC until next winter makes me want to cry.
Amazon has it for sale
...but for $16.00 a tin. Pfffft.
I am looking for a good alternative, that I hope will meet these criteria:
- roughly 30 calories a tbsp
- rich, dark, decadent chocolate. None of this Swiss Miss stuff. Not too sweet.
- I'm not sure how to describe this, but it should be cocoa powder-like, not little sugar granual-like. I think the powdery-ness makes it work really well in the mug cakes.
- not ridiculously expensive. I consider $16/tin to be ridiculously expensive.
I would also consider recipes to create something like this on my own, but I worry about experimenting because TJ's set a very high bar with this one.
PS - this is the mug cake recipe