Hot Chocolate Mix


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

Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 cup nonfat dry milk powder

  • 1 ½ cup semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 1 cup crushed peppermint sticks


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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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 (per serving)

282 Calories
7g Fat
54g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 49g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 374mg 8%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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