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Minty Hot Cocoa Mix

Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish 20 mins
Minty Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 2/3  cup  sugar
  • 1/3  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3  cups  nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 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.

Preparation Directions::

2. 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.

From the Test KitchenTo 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 293,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 2,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 35,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (RE) 52,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 66,
  • calcium (mg) 182,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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