Thursday, January 5, 2012

Late As Usual

Ok, ok, I know that Christmas is over and done with and believe me I'm pretty relieved all of the craziness is over and life can settle back into its normal routine.

BUT, I just had to share this cute little idea I got off of Pinterest.  I immediately (ding, ding, ding in my head!) thought this would work for gifts.


Of course, I made a few changes for reasons of cost effectiveness.  The container used above is in a cute little quart jar which is great if you are only giving 1 or 2 of these (I did find them at Walmart if you want to use them).  However, I think I made up about 10 of them.  Soooo, I went with the less expensive pint canning jar.  One of these little jars still makes 6 servings of peppermint hot chocolate.

Now here is the reason why I decided to go ahead and share this little project.  (Beside not having the time to write the post 2 weeks ago.)  Wouldn't these be adorable for V-Day too?  Just swap out the bow with something pink or red and voila, a cute little treat. I mean Valentine's Day IS still in the middle of  stinkin' winter.  At least it is in my neck of the woods.

Here's the recipe I used for the pint jars, just double it if you are going with the quart size.
-1/2 c. powdered milk
-1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/2 c. granulated sugar
-1/4 tsp. salt
-1/4 c. miniature chocolate chips
-1/4 c. crushed peppermint candy

Layer the powdered milk, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, chocolate chips, and  peppermint candy.  Instructions:  Mix all ingredients together.  Combine 1/3 cup of hot chocolate mix with 1 c. boiling water.  Store unused portions in air tight container.

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Linking to:

At the Picket Fence
French Country Cottage 
Stuff and Nonsense 
Addicted 2 Decorating 
Delightful Order 
The Shabby Nest 
Tidy Mom 
Tatertots and Jello 
A Southern Fairytale


  1. Great idea for Valentine's day! It sounds yummy!

  2. Thanks Debbie! I'm glad you share my vision!

  3. What a great idea! I hope that your 2012 is off to a great start! Happy Saturday!...hugs...Debbie

  4. Thanks for sharing this great idea at Potpourri Friday!


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