The pancakes were simply made from Bisquick, which is admittingly, my favorite way to make pancakes. I've tried lots of homemade recipes but Bisquick pancakes always turn out the best!
For the cocoa, I searched allrecipes.com for a recipe and came across Drew's World Famous Triple Rush Hot Chocolate. What I made was adapted from Drew:
2 cups 2% milk
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons instant coffee granuales
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 dashes chili powder
1/2 cup heavy cream - you could add more milk to thin it out, but I had heavy cream to use and Adam would get mad if I'd use all the milk :)
In a heavy saucepan, melt the chocolate chips in the milk over medium heat, stirring very frequently. Once all the chips are melted, reduce to low heat and add the coffee, cinnamon and chili powder. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in heavy cream. You should drink this right away but if you have leftovers, you'll have to reheat and whisk it well before enjoying for the second time (I'll be doing this later today!).
This is very rich cocoa but all the flavors happening in the little cup are to die for!!
The chocolate chips melting in the milk for the cocoa.
On a different note, I am in love with Script's song, Breakeven. Give it a listen.