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Peppermint Coffee Mix

Tie chocolate-coated Candy Cane Stirrers onto the bags of coffee mix for an extra chocolatey treat.

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  • Yield: Makes about 4 cups mix and 50 stirrers

Ingredients

  • COFFEE MIX:
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup peppermint candies, crushed
  • CANDY CANE STIRRERS:
  • 6-oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 50 mini peppermint candy canes

Preparation

Coffee Mix: Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Place in an airtight container; top with crushed candies. Give mix with Candy Cane Stirrers and attach gift card with instructions (see below).

Candy Cane Stirrers: Microwave 3/4 cup chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir chocolate until smooth; microwave 20 more seconds, if necessary. Add remaining chocolate and stir until smooth. Set bowl in a pan of hot water to keep chocolate soft, making sure water does not mix with chocolate.

Dip straight end of each candy cane into chocolate to coat; place on wax paper to cool.

Instructions for gift card: Combine 2 tablespoons mix with 1/2 cup boiling water; mix well. Makes one serving.

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