There is nothing like giving a gift from the kitchen and this is definitely one everyone will enjoy, Hot Cocoa Mix!
This is a great last minute DIY gift that will be a snap to put together. Just add a little note with the instructions and a ribbon and your done. There is no need to fret. Gifts like this Hot Cocoa Mix and my other favorite, Spiced Tea Mix are the perfect token gift for your guest or to take to the host of your holiday party.
I like the idea of gifting a few of these jars to those hard working delivery men and women, your local fire fighters, police men and women and those working in the ER’s. It’s a great reminder to them that you appreciate all of the long hours and hard work they are doing.
For this recipe, you can easily double the batch and divide the mix between your chosen jars. I like to use a variety of decorative paper tapes and colored or neutral twines to finish off the jars. Just remember, don’t forget to add a little note with the directions on how to prepare the Hot Cocoa Mix.
When making these great Hot Cocoa Mix jars, don’t forget to make yourself one to put under the tree!
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Happy Holidays!
- 1/2 cup Dark Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, sifted
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground Cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground Cardamom (optional)
- 4 oz (1/2 cup) Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup mini-Marshmallows
- In a bowl, mix together the Cocoa, Sugar, Salt, Cinnamon, Cloves and Cardamom.
- Pour in the bottom of a pint (16 oz) size jar.
- Top off with the finely chopped Chocolate and then Marshmallows.
- To make a cup of Hot Cocoa, mix the chopped chocolate with the cocoa powder and add about 3 Tbls of the mix into 1 cup of warmed milk, stir and top with the marshmallows.
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.