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Peppermint Stick Cocoa

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.

Sunset DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield: Makes 1 quart mix or 12 servings hot cocoa

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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

Note:

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."

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 172
  • Calories from fat: 17%
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Fat: 3.2g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 37g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Sodium: 136mg
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
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