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Two jars of layered homemade hot chocolate mix, on a dark brown wood surface with jingle bells, peppermint candy crumbs, and decorative white baubles and artificial holiday foliage.

Hot Chocolate in a Jar


  • Author: Lorna Kring
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

Description

Craving a hot cup of cocoa? Gift your loved ones with a homemade mugful of happiness and make our hot chocolate mix in a jar.


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Ingredients

For the Mix:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows (or dehydrated marshmallow bits)
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy canes (optional)

For Hot Beverages:

  • 80 fl oz hot milk or hot water (8 oz per mugful)

Instructions

To Make the Mix:

  1. In one clean and dry quart-sized jar (or divided between 2 pint-sized mason jars), layer the sugar, cocoa powder, powdered milk, chocolate chips, and sea salt. Top with the marshmallows and crushed candy canes if using.
  2. Seal with a tight fitting lid.
  3. Print or hand write the instructions below on a label and affix to the jar with ribbon.

To Make the Hot Chocolate:

  1. Shake the cocoa mix vigorously.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of mix in a mug. Stir in 2 fl. oz. hot water or hot milk until combined.
  3. Fill the mug with 6 fl. oz. additional hot water or hot milk. Stir to combine. Top with additional marshmallows as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional information reflects beverage made with whole powdered milk and whole liquid milk. Low-fat or nonfat versions may be substituted.

  • Category: Family-Friendly Beverages
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Winter

Keywords: Christmas, hot chocolate, hot beverages, holiday beverages, chocolate