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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix to give as gifts

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Good Morning!!!!!!!!!!

I need a recipe for a Hot Chocolate mix to put into jars for gifts..

I have google some, BUT , I would like one that is GOOD.. that has been tried...Don't want to make some up and not taste good.

I know someone has a GREAT one.. You all have been very helpful in the past..

This year, most of the Christmas gifts we will give is going to be HOMEMADE.. I have been sewing ( seems like for ever).. I thought my older Grandkids would like some Hot chocolate mix to have when it gets really COLD outside..

I have gotten LOTS of recipe from here that I have tried, and haven't found NOT ONE that we didn't like.

Keep the recipes coming...



Missouri granny

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ArmyWife1011289836347.04528 PostsRegistered 8/1/2010

2 cups nonfat dry milk powder

3/4 c sugar

1/2 c Hershey's cocoa

1/2 c powdered non-dairy creamer

A dash of salt

Combine all ingredients in large bowl; stir to blend well. Store in tightly covered containers.

**As gift Fit into 1 quart wide mouth jar with tight fitting lid, pour mixture into jar a portion at a time, packing down lightly between layers.

Makes 3 3/4 cups mix...Place 1/4 cup mix in heatproof cup or mug add 3/4 c boiling water. Stir to blend...serve hot with marshmallows if desired.

Makes about fifteen 6 oz servings.

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ArmyWife1011289836985.23528 PostsRegistered 8/1/2010

Minty Rich Cocoa Mix

1 1/2 cups powdered non-dairy creamer

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup nonfat dry milk powder

6 TBS unsweetened cocoa

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

16 peppermint sticks coarsely crushed, * divided

1 cup milk chocolate chips, divided

1.) Combine creamer and salt in small bowl; stir well. Combine milk powder and cocoa powder in another small bowl; stir well. Pour 3/4 cup creamer mixture, 1/2 cup cocoa mixture, remaining creamer mixture and remaining cocoa mixture into 1 quart wide mouth jar with a tight fitting lid. Pack down firmly after each layer. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, half of peppermint, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, remaining peppermint and remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Pack down firmly after each layer. Seal jar.

2.) Cover top of jar with fabric. Attach gift tag with raffia or ribbon. Makes 1 qt jar.

Gift tag directions:

1 jar Minty Rich Cocoa Mix

boiling water

Whipped cream (optional)

1.) Pour contents of jar into large bowl; mix well. Pour mixture back into jar.

2.) For single serving, place 1/4 cup cocoa mix into cup Add 3/4 cup boiling water; stir until chocolate has melted and peppermint is dissolved. (Add more boiling water, to taste, if necessary.) Garnish with whipped cream if desired.

Makes 16 servings

*This makes for a nice presentation also.

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Missouri G­ranny1289876615.95373 PostsRegistered 8/6/2010


Thanks for the recipes.. Will have to try them..

Missouri Granny

LilBitMiss­ty1289877361.986152 PostsRegistered 12/15/2009Washington State

Best-Ever Hot Cocoa Mix

3 c nonfat dry milk
2 c confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 c Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 1/2 c white chocolate chips
1/4 t salt

Combine ingredients in large bowl. Working in two batches, pulse ingredients in food processor until chocolate is finely ground. Store in airtight container for up to 3 months.

To make hot cocoa, stir 1/3 cup of this mix into 1 cup of hot milk. Top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows. Makes about 20 servings

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closetQVCg­irl1289877471.971280 PostsRegistered 3/18/2009

Thanks for an awesome neighbor gift idea! I read it because I was curious and I think it would be so cute.

Just Me Too1289892889.77346 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007

This one is so easy and very Good

One box 10X Sugar

One 32 oz. NestleQuick

1 11oz. jar Coffee mate

One 8 quart box Carnation Instant Milk

Combine all

Add ½ cup above mixture to one cup boiling water

CaChica1289964492.755986 PostsRegistered 1/13/2006

I ran across this one and saved it for the cool weather. I haven't made it yet but I bought the ingredients.

From The Heart of New England<br /> Recipe Archive

Hot Cocoa for Your Pantry<br />by Marcia Passos Duffy<br />makes 1 cup (I think it will make a little more per ingredients)

When making hot cocoa, skip the pre-packaged mixes in your supermarket:
they’re laden with too much sugar and other ugly additives your body does not

Here’s my own homemade mix that I keep on hand in my pantry to make
creamy hot cocoa in a
moment’s notice:

1 cup nonfat dry milk
3/4 cup light brown sugar
½ cup cocoa

FLAVORED VARIATIONS: Add 2 teaspoons of one of these ingredients to the above mix: Ground cinnamon or Ground cloves or Ground allspice Combine ingredients and mix well. Store in airtight container…no need to refrigerate. To make the hot cocoa, whisk in 2 tablespoons of mixture into 1 cup mug of COLD milk (for easier solubility). Microwave mug of milk/chocolate mixture for 1 minute. Add mini marshmallows if you’d like.

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