Prep time: 5 minutes
Layer ingredients in the order listed in a 1-quart bottle. Seal with lid and/or paper cupcake liner "hat" and attach a card with preparation directions.
To prepare: Pour the contents of the bottle into a large saucepan. Add 3 1/2 cups low-fat milk or water.
Stir over medium heat until all of the candy pieces are melted and the drink is creamy and hot.
Pour into mugs. Add some marshmallows and a peppermint-stick stirrer, if desired.
TIP: Twist a piece of paper into a wide-mouthed cone shape to make a "funnel" for pouring the ingredients without spilling.