Friday, November 23, 2012

Homemade Hot Cocoa

On Black Friday, most of America is out today waiting in line, running people over with shopping carts and shopping until they drop. I, on the other hand, am doing the complete opposite. I am lounging around in my sweats, decorating my apartment for the holiday season and sipping on some hot chocolate.

It's fantastic and I wouldn't want my day any other way. Since I'm still in the middle of a massive turkey coma from all  the fantastic food Dusty and I prepared yesterday, getting out and shopping is by far the farthest thing on my mind today. But that doesn't mean I won't be doing some cyber-Monday shopping!

Now that it is officially the holiday season, it's time to start thinking about purchasing and/or making presents for the special people in our lives. I decided to make these adorable mason jar hot chocolate gifts that I saw on Pinterest for some of my favorite people this year. They turned out to be really cute and super simple to make!

Homemade Hot Chocolate
{Makes 4-8 ounce Mason Jars}

-1 cup Powdered Milk
-1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
-1 cup White Granulated Sugar
-1/2 tsp Salt
-1/2 cup Miniature Chocolate Chips
-1/2 cup Miniature Marshmallows

In a single 8-ounce mason jar:
Start by layering the 1/4 cup powdered milk. Followed by the 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 cup white granulated sugar, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips and 1/8 cup mini marshmallows.

Repeat with the remaining three 8-ounce mason jars. 

Include these instruction on the gift tag:
Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. 

Before screwing on the lid, you can include any decorative scrapbook paper or fabric to add some flare to your gift. I used scrapbook paper that I cut into a circle that fit the lid. Really easy and makes it look very festive!

This is the perfect gift for anyone to enjoy during the holiday season!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing on our Wonderful Wednesday Link Party! We hope you will come back next week. I love giving Hot Cocoa mix as a gift and I love receiving it too!


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