14 responses

  1. Elisa A
    May 5, 2011

    Hola Clara, entiendo tu receta pero no se para que es el "bread machine" cuando no lo necesitas para hacer la cocoa de mani. Totalmente confundida.


  2. Aunt Clara
    May 5, 2011

    Thanks, Elisa. That was an error.

  3. rosilet
    May 5, 2011

    At home my mother used to mention a lot this peanut cocoa, but we never did it…i would like to taste it…

    I don't understand neither what is the bread machine for in the recipe.


  4. Mari's Cakes
    May 6, 2011

    I love this drink!!! I use crunchy peanut butter instead. Great photo!! How things change in time, Clara, right? I love your new site.

    God bless :)

    • Aunt Clara
      May 7, 2011

      Thanks, Mari. You are always so nice.

  5. Aubrey
    June 7, 2011

    When you say blend…do you mean in a blender or just mix the ingredients together? If not in a blender, are the peanuts supposed to be whole or crushed?

  6. Alondra
    December 10, 2011

    Hola Cara,

    I really wanted to make this for a class project but I don't know where to get any cloves, so what happens if I don't use them in the recipe? Will it taste off?

  7. Dawn
    January 11, 2012


    I really appreciate your site. I'm have a January-term class where I teach high school students to dance merengue and salsa. My partner is teaching them the historical and cultural context behind the music and dance. A cooking day is ABSOLUTELY required (and much easier due to your great recipes), and the kids are so interested. Here in Washington State students think food from any Spanish-speaking country must be just like Mexican food.

    My question has to do with the use of evaporated milk in the beverage recipes. Last year that was a bit of a turn-off to the kids. When I lived in Santiago in 1992, I drank a LOT of batidos. I don't remember the sort of "off" taste you get with evaporated milk. Would it be just about as authentic with "regular" milk?

    • Aunt Clara
      January 11, 2012

      You can definitely use whole milk instead. The flavor will be different, but in your case that is a plus.

  8. Larry Love
    January 22, 2012

    Hahaa my mom used to make this sometimes but with skippy peanut butter. The crunchy kind.

  9. Sheryl
    April 14, 2012

    I'm looking for a recipe for the thick, shake-like, chocolate tasting drink I had on Good Friday morning in the area of Sosua, Dominican Republic. A family invited me for lunch and I was first served this drink. It tasted like chocolate. Round crispy banana-like wafers were on top. Sunk to the bottom of the glass were raisins and cloves. This drink was unbelievably good and filling. Candy, the woman of the house, told me it was made out of beans (possibly cocoa beans??). Your help in locating a recipe would be fantastic. Thanks!

  10. Patricia
    July 4, 2012

    I have the same question. When you say blend, do you mean in a blender or just mix?

  11. Fluffynezz816
    December 17, 2013

    What you had is called “Habichuelas con Dulce” or sweet beans this is a dish that we typically serve for “semana santa” or during lent!! So when Candy said beans she litterally meant beans… Usually of the smallish read beans which are typical if the DR! Recipes vary from region to region and in some local bittersweet chocolate may be added to round out the flavor! I hope this was helpful!

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