12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

Posted by on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

Christmas is coming quickly!  So on the 3rd day of Christmas Jar Gifts I give you Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix.  This recipe makes approximately 3 pint sized jars of mix and it only took me a couple of minutes to dump and mix the ingredients together and pour them into a jar.  I’ve adapted Alton Brown’s recipe by adding the peppermint bits and marshmallow bits. I think this is the best hot chocolate mix I’ve ever tasted. Here’s how to get started:

In a large mixing bowl combine:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa (Dutch cocoa is best but I just used regular)
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered/ dried milk (I used PEAK whole powdered milk)
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash of cayenne pepper

The following ingredients are needed for layering in the jar or can be added upon serving the hot chocolate:

  • mini marshmallow bits
  • crushed peppermint pieces or Andy’s mint bits

Pour hot chocolate mix into 3 pint or 6 half pint jars.  Approximately 1/4 cup of marshmallow bits and mint pieces can be layered in the jar with the hot chocolate mix.

To make hot chocolate, fill a mug almost half full with hot chocolate mix.  Add hot water to fill mug and stir to combine.

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