Minty Hot Cocoa Mix

Fill a pretty 2-cup jar or bottle with four ingredients for a thoughtful Christmas or hostess gift.

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8 servings
Start to Finish:
20 mins
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Minty Hot Cocoa Mix

cup sugar
1 1/3
cups nonfat dry milk powder
10 ounce package (1-2/3 cups) mint-flavored semisweet chocolate pieces


  1. Layer sugar, cocoa powder, milk powder, and chocolate pieces in two 2-cup milk bottles or jars, dividing equally. Add additional chocolate pieces to bottles or jars to fill small gaps, if necessary. Tightly cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 weeks.
  2. Preparation Directions:
  3. In a large saucepan combine contents of one jar with 1-2/3 cups water. Heat and stir over medium heat until hot and chocolate pieces have melted. Pour into 4 mugs and serve with peppermint sticks or candy canes, if desired. Makes enough for 8 servings.

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To Present As A Gift:

You will need a milk bottle (available in antique stores and at flea markets), ribbon, candy cane, and scissors.

First place the cocoa mix in the bottle according to the directions, above. Tie a ribbon around a candy cane for extra embellishment. Trim the ribbon ends, if needed. Include preparation directions with gift.

Also Try This:

Use ribbon to tie a decorative stirring spoon to the neck of the milk bottle.

Nutrition Facts

(Minty Hot Cocoa Mix)
    Per serving:
  • 293 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 2 mg chol.,
  • 66 mg sodium,
  • 35 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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