When the official can of Polar Express Hot Chocolate is an empty sweet dream, what does a grandma do? She "makes" it. Here is what I have come up with... enjoy!
One bag 2.5oz SOFT peppermint candies (the balls work better than sicks, unless you breack them up. (buy an extra bag to garnish the finished cup)
Remove wrappers and put in a food processor bowl with chopping blade.
Pulverize until looks like the above picture.
Purchase hot chocolate mix, I used a 27.7 oz container.
Add the pulverized soft peppermint candy to the chocolate mix in can.
Replace lid and shake to mix. If one wishes use an Ice tea spoon to give a final mix.
The shaken mix combines to look like this.
Make hot chocolate as per the instructions on the hot chocolate mix can.
Top with whipped cream and a single soft peppermint candy on top.