Post Preview: You’ll find a great hot chocolate in a jar recipe that’s perfect for Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, or any winter gift-giving reasons. This is an excellent gift kids (or adults) can make. In this post, you’ll also find free printable homemade hot cocoa tags.
Hot chocolate and warm buttered toast.
That combination was a wonderful treat that my mom used to make for us during cold Wisconsin winters. So simple, but to me – it was loving care.
There is just something special about hot chocolate during the winter. That makes it a perfect gift for the holidays! Because of that, I have a hot chocolate in a jar mix recipe plus a set of free printable tags for it.
Hot Chocolate in a Jar Mix Recipe
This homemade hot chocolate mix would be perfect for making and keeping for yourself or for a gift to give of hot chocolate in a jar (or a decorative baggie). I also love that this is a great homemade gift that kids can make. Young children may need some assistance. (Here are more ideas for easy homemade gifts kids can make.)
Farther down in the post, I have a set of free printable tags that you can include with these hot chocolate jars or packets.
Ingredients for Hot Chocolate in a Jar Mix
Note: This amount makes approximately four cups of hot chocolate mix. Make sure to increase amounts based on how much you need, if you will be making a large number of gifts.
- 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- Mini marshmallow bits (optional – add in amount desired)
Directions for Hot Chocolate Mix
Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix with a whisk until well combined. The ingredients should be evenly distributed throughout the hot chocolate mix.
Divide mix between clean jars or small plastic bags. Add a tag (free printable farther down) and maybe a candy cane for decoration.
Free Printable Hot Chocolate Mix Gift Tags
Add a little something special to your hot cocoa gift by adding one of these free printable tags!
You can choose to download the tags in black and white or in color. Each page has six tags. If the tag size is too large for your project, you should be able to scale them down while you are printing them.
This download is free for personal use.
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