Note: to dry orange peel, place on cookie sheet in a toaster oven at about 200 degress for an hour or more. You'll know it's really dry if it snaps. Note that packaged orange peel does not work for this recipe.


  • 2 cups dry hot chocolate mix
  • rind of 1 orange, peeled in long strips about 1/2 inch wide
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 large cinnamon stick, whole


Dry the orange (see below), and break into lengths about 2 or 3 inches. Mix with the hot chocolate and cinnamon, and store in an airtight jar. Let sit 2 weeks or more to let the orange flavour come through.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: mine
Submitted By: Karen
Orange-Cinnamon Hot Chocolate