Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

Traci (TJ) 0

"We take this to Holiday parties and on camping trips. Dress up the jar, and it makes a great Holiday gift."

Ingredients 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 231 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 160 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine powdered milk, chocolate pudding mix, chocolate drink mix powder, creamer, confectioners' sugar, and cocoa. Divide the mixture between two 1 quart jars. Seal, and decorate as desired. These can be stored in a dry area for up to 3 months.
  2. Attach a tag with the following instructions: Hot Cocoa: Dissolve 1/3 cup cocoa mix in 1 cup boiling water.
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Mrs. Chef Esh

This is to die for hot cocoa, it really tastes like something from a gourmet coffee/chocolate shop! I made gift jars for Christmas and called it snowman soup! I used Coffee-Mate's creamy chocolate powdered creamer, and Wilbur Chocolate's cocoa powder (because I live right outside of Lititz, PA)! I would suggest that you sift the powdered sugar and cocoa to break up the lumps for a nice powdery consistency. In addition to the hot cocoa mix, I added a few Wilbur Chocolate Buds, and Hershey Hugs kisses, mini marshmallows, and peppermint sticks to stir it all up! The presentation was adorable!


Made wonderful little gifts last Christmas. I added my own blend of cinnamon and nutmeg... yummy. Will do again this year!


This recipe saved me for Valentines Day! The gift i was planning on fell through last minute, so i needed something quick. I found a really adoreable jar at a craft store, and layered the ingredients inside. Because i did it in layers, i added a few ingredients for kicks, two layers of red sprinkles (just around the edje,) two layers of mini marshmellows, and one layer of miniature chocolate chips in the middle. (if you try this, make sure to -pack- down each layer before adding the next one!) I also used vanilla flavored creamer instead of plain for a little more depth. (also because i don't use plain creamer, and didn't want the extra on my shelf!) It turned out wonderfully! i topped it off with a dash of cinamon and tied a thick red ribbon around the lid. It's adoreable, and he'll love it! i mixed the extra ingrediants for myself and my roommates to enjoy (this recipe makes a TON!) and we love it. thanks!