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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.

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Recipe Summary

Makes 1 quart mix or 12 servings hot cocoa


Ingredient Checklist


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


Chef's Notes

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."

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; calories from fat 17%; protein 3.7g; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 1.9g; carbohydrates 37g; fiber 2.6g; sodium 136mg; cholesterol 1mg.