If I had pick my favorite time of year to live in the northeast, it would be right about now. That golden twilight between seasons; still warm and bright during the day, but crisp and clear in the evenings. Not so cold at night that you can't sit outside and cozy up under a light blanket, listening to the tree frogs sing, or watching the stars twinkle. It's even better when enjoyed with company, and especially wonderful if you have a warm drink to stay toasty!
My Nutella Hot Chocolate with Kahlua is just that drink. Rich, chocolatey, nutty hot chocolate would by itself be a tremendous treat, but add a quick shot of Kahlua and it's... perfection. Nutty, chocolate-y, and with a wonderful rum 'punch', this cocoa makes a great fireside sweet! For the kiddos, leave out the Kahlua, and be the toast of any snowy playdate!