Peppermint Stick Cocoa

<p>Peppermint Stick Cocoa</p>
David Prince

Layer the sweet ingredients for homemade peppermint hot chocolate in a jar, add a ribbon and a tag, and you have a simple but stylish holiday gift.


Makes 1 quart mix or 12 servings hot cocoa

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Nutritional Information

Calories 172
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Protein 3.7 g
Fat 3.2 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Sodium 136 mg
Cholesterol 1 mg


1 cup powdered milk
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy


Layer powdered milk, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, chocolate chips, and peppermint candy.


This mix will fill a 1-quart jar (12 servings), but if your containers are different sizes, just keep the ratio of ingredients constant. 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."