Yummy cocoa mix with a taste of peppermint...a cozy gift!
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 1/2 cups nondairy creamer
20 peppermint candies, broken into pieces
How to Make It
In a one-quart wide-mouth jar, layer powdered sugar, then cocoa, packing each layer as tightly as possible. Wipe the inside of the jar with a paper towel to remove any excess cocoa before adding the next layer. Add nondairy creamer to jar, packing tightly. Add peppermint pieces. Fill any remaining space in top of jar with a layer of mini marshmallows; secure lid. Give with the following instructions: Empty jar into a large mixing bowl; blend well. Spoon mixture back into jar. To serve, add 3/4 cup boiling water to 1/4 cup cocoa mixture; stir to blend.
Mary Deaile, Fresno, CA, Gooseberry Patch All Through the Seasons
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This makes such a wonderful gift especially for office party's! To "mix" it up some,so it didn't seem like i was giving everyone the exact same thing, instead of using the peppermint stick only, i replaced that and used such things as mini colored marshmallows, white, milk, and mint chocolate chips, as well as blue and white m & m's, for my Jewish friends. Let me tell you, these were quite the hit this year. I also covered each jar with festive holiday fabric, tied with pretty ribbon, and then hot glued poinsettia's and other festive decorations on the bows. And with all that, since i bought everything in bulk,and Ive been saving the jars all year, whenever we have pasta or are done with a jelly jar, it still COST LESS THAN BUYING THE ALREADY MADE ONES, AND THEY WERE PRETTIER TOO!!! THANKS! STACEY Z-