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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