This Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix is pretty darn tasty and is just what you need if it has turned cold where you live. I also think it makes a pretty Holiday Gift idea don’t you?
It is definitely winter here. When the season changes my body takes a while to adjust. We had such a nice, warm fall that when the temperatures dropped suddenly a couple of weeks ago, I have had a hard time adjusting. I have had a craving from delicious Hot Cocoa recipes, cozy socks and warm, fluffy blankets. So of course my mind has been on such things.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix
1 cup of powdered milk
1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup of sugar
a pinch of salt
⅓ cup chocolate chips
8-10 pieces of peppermint candy (candy canes), crushed
a handful of mini marshmallows
*1 wide mouth quart canning jar (optional)
- Make sure jar is clean and sterilized in dishwasher and completely dry.
- Add powdered milk to jar and jiggle it slightly so that it lays flat.
- Add the next layer of cocoa powder. To prevent the sides of your jar from getting powder on them (which will result in a less pretty appearance for you layers) use a funnel and add it slowly. Spread out the layer evenly with a small spatula.
- Wash the funnel and dry. Add the layer of sugar.
- Add the salt. Smooth out the layer.
- Add the chocolate chips.
- Add the crushed candy.
- Add as many marshmallows as needed to fill the rest of the jar.
To use, simply mix the entire contents together and add ⅓ to ¼ cup of the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix to a cup of hot water and enjoy!
And of course I am sharing the printable Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix Labels. To get them to download, simply click on the link below. I printed them on a tan colored card stock if you want them to be like mine in the photo.
*Remember all my printables are for your personal use only. Do not sell or repost them on your own sites. This is how I am able to keep them free of charge. Please send friends and family here to this post to print out their own instead of sharing them. Thank you!
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