Minty Hot Cocoa Mix
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.Advertisement
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.
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.