Recipes in a Jar: Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

Do you like to give out gifts for the holidays to your neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances? I always like to share something with those around me that I come into contact with a lot but I don’t want to spend a ton on these gifts. Something homemade and cute shows that I went out of my way to make something and shows I was thinking of them while being able to stay frugal! One of the fun ways to get creative is with recipes in a jar! You can make your own homemade hot cocoa with this easy recipe that looks festive and fun and is perfect as diy Christmas gifts!

Recipes in a Jar: Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix Gift

To get started, you will need:

  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Cocoa
  • 2 ½ Cups powdered milk
  • Candy Canes, Crushed

Optional: Chocolate Chips, Marshmallows

DIY Christmas Gifts

In a large bowl you will whisk together your powdered sugar, cocoa and powdered milk. Crush up your candy canes in a ziploc bag. Then, start spooning in your cocoa mix into a pint size mason jar. Alternate layers of your mix, marshmallows, peppermint candy, and chocolate chips as desired. Seal up the jar and tie a simple ribbon or bow around the seal.

DIY Christmas Gifts

Printable Peppermint Hot Cocoa Tags PDF

Just click on the image or link above to print a free copy of
these adorable tags to make your own homemade gifts in a jar!

Then, print out these adorable labels and attach to your jars with a simple piece of tape or spray adhesive. The recipe will make 2-3 jars depending on how many other layers you use. Now, you’ve got a super quick and easy gift that is perfect to share with your neighbors and friends this holiday! The mix will stay good for up to a year in a sealed container.

Recipes in a Jar: Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

Recipes in a Jar: Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix
 
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Serves: 2-3
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Cocoa
  • 2 ½ Cups powdered milk
  • Candy Canes, Crushed
Optional:
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Marshmallows
Directions:
  1. In a large bowl whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa and powdered milk.
  2. In a pint jar spoon in the cocoa mix, alternating layers of marshmallows, peppermint candy and chocolate chips.
  3. Seal Jar and give as a simple diy Christmas gifts to your friends and neighbors.
  4. Will last up to 1 year in sealed container

 

To mix up the hot cocoa, when you’re ready to use it, just use 1/4 to 1/2 cup of mix per 8 oz cup of hot water. Amount of mix to use is based on personal preference on how strong a flavor you prefer. Enjoy!

What creative recipes in a jar do you like to give out as DIY Christmas gifts?

About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.