• 59 Ratings

Gift cocoa in a cute container this holiday season to get in the spirit!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 1 1/2-quart canning jar, other glass jar, or plastic canister layer ingredients in the following order: sugar, cocoa powder, milk powder, chocolate pieces, and crushed peppermint sticks.* Seal jar. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

Instructions Checklist
  • To make Decadent Hot Chocolate: In a large saucepan combine 2 cups of the hot chocolate mix and 1 2/3 cups water. Cook and stir over medium heat until chocolate pieces are melted and mixture is heated through. If desired, top each serving with marshmallows. Makes 4 servings.


Use a funnel or a piece of waxed paper or parchment paper that has been rolled into a funnel when layering ingredients into the jar or canister.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 4g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 2mg; sodium 66mg; potassium 374mg; carbohydrates 54g; fiber 3g; sugar 49g; protein 6g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 162mg; iron 2mg.


59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
The picture shows marshmallows but the recipe doesn't have them.
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This recipe is so good that me and my granddaughter Kayla helped me make our own. We made Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. We also put colorful antlers on the jars. They are hot chocolate.
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What are the instructions for making the cocoa in the small, single serving jar? How much water is used?