Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

I pinned this idea last year and made it this year for Christmas gifts.  
(Is it just me or do mason jars make everything look sweet?)  

Peppermint Hot Cocoa
(**for 1 pint jars**)
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
1/4 cup crushed peppermint (I used starmints, could also use actual candy canes.)

Layer ingredients as you wish in a pint size jar.  To make hot chocolate, mix all ingredients in a bowl, add 1/3 cup of cocoa mixture to warm milk (we tested it with water and milk was much better...yes, even though powdered milk is an ingredient).

Sip and enjoy!

PS - Last year my sister-in-law gifted us with homemade vanilla, similar idea can be found here.

PSS - And last year I made up these "cupcake socks" for gifts.  

Linking here.


  1. What awesome gifts, Tricia! Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love you to come join my Pin Me Linky Party that starts Friday (tomorrow) morning at 8am CST.

  2. These are so adorable and ANYone would love to get one. Everyone loves hot chocolate and, you are right, just about anything looks amazing in a cute jar. :)
    Over from The Charm.....

  3. I love mason jars, too, and anything in them looks great! You did a great job!

    Thanks for stopping by Marty's Musings and my (fake) mantel post! Have a blessed Christmas!