Mexican hot chocolate bread is full of chocolate, cinnamon and just a pinch of spicy cayenne for that signature heat. We love it with a cup of coffee!
In the cold winter months we tend to eat warmer, more comforting foods. You know the kind I’m talking about. Foods that even their scent can make you feel like it’s wrapping its arms around you in a big hug.
Eating these types of food warm you from the inside out and even the mere thought of them makes you feel cozy inside. Macaroni and cheese is my ultimate comfort food. Tender noodles swimming in melt-y, cheesy goodness. I like to use horseradish cheddar in my recipe for a pleasant little kick.
The spicy scent of a pot filled with warm mandarin mulled wine is intoxicating all on its own without taking a sip. I love coming into my kitchen to ladle the wine into a mug, closing my eyes and just taking in that spiced fragrance. I love curling up on the couch in front of a fire and quietly sipping this special winter treat.
This Mexican hot chocolate bread definitely falls into that comfort food category. Have you ever had Mexican hot chocolate? I can remember the first time I made it. It was unlike anything hot chocolate I’d ever tasted before. It is best described like drinking a candy bar. A dark, bittersweet candy bar with hints of cinnamon and a spicy undertone.
This tender sweet bread was inspired by that fabulous hot chocolate. It’s filled with Nutella, cinnamon and a just a touch of spiciness. Once twisted together, your filling is both inside and out, which means that every bite is filled with warm spiced chocolate. A heavy sprinkling of cocoa-laced cinnamon sugar is the finishing touch.
That sprinkle ups the chocolate factor even more while adding a nice crispness outside. The end result is a sweet twist that will certainly be topping your list of comfort foods from here on.