Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gift In a Jar: Classic Cocoa

Looking for a homemade gift that everybody will love?  Try this recipe for yummy hot cocoa in a jar.


  • 1 quart size jar (12 servings)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows


  • Layer the ingredients for homemade cocoa in the jar, add a ribbon and a tag, and you have a simple but stylish gift. On the back of the tag, write: "Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in airtight container.
You can make smaller batches of this recipe...just keep the proportions of the ingredients.

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