Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield
Makes 16 servings.

Yummy cocoa mix with a taste of peppermint...a cozy gift!

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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Ratings & Reviews

lmking's Review

lmking
January 09, 2013
Makes a great homemade gift! I cut amounts in recipe in half and made 12- 16 oz. jars which makes 8 servings and gave them for Christmas Gifts! People loved it! Will make again for sure!

yogafrogger's Review

eecphilyaw
December 20, 2011
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-

eecphilyaw's Review

yogafrogger
December 13, 2009
Great hostess gifts as well as bake sale items for church or school.