Homemade Hot Chocolate Hostess Gift

Homemade hot cocoa mix is a great hostess gift for the winter season and is filled with holiday cheer!


We packed ours inside a couple of clear glass mugs to give the gift a chic and classy feel. And for a special touch...grated milk chocolate candy bar pieces make the hot cocoa rich and creamy!

When you gift this mix, include a tag listing the ingredients and the directions so your hostess has no trouble mixing it up!

Ingredients for the Hot Cocoa Mix:

2 cups of nonfat dry milk powder

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup powdered non-dairy creamer

1/2 cup cocoa powder

dash of salt

milk chocolate candy bar

mini marshmallows (optional)

Directions to Mix:

Combine the milk powder, sugar, powdered creamer, cocoa powder, salt and if you're adding, the marshmallows in a medium bowl. Whisk the mixture together. Next, grate the chocolate candy bar and stir the shards of it into the cocoa mixture.

Place 1/4 cup of the mix into individual cellophane bags and tie securely each securely.

For serving, add 3/4 cup boiling water to the 1/4 cup of dry mix. Stir well and enjoy! If you have some whipped cream or marshmallows to add, top it off!

Makes:

4 servings

Make it Festive and Fun:

For a lovely presentation, slip the hot cocoa mugs in a basket with a package of holiday napkins and some fresh tangerines.

There was just enough room in our basket for a little fabric snowman and we instantly had a cheerful and festive gift for our hostess. It might not have cost us much, but she adored it and appreciated the special thought!

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