Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Holiday Recipe

Last year I made this cocoa recipe for the kids and couldn't keep enough on hand. They absolutely loved it. You could make this as a "Gift in a Jar" too. It makes great teacher's gifts!!
Hot Cocoa Mix
2 C nonfat dry milk
1 C sugar
1/2 C cocoa, unsweetened
1/2 C non-dairy creamer
1 dash of salt
Miniature marshmallows or cream, optional

Combine all ingredients and store in a in tightly sealed container.
Makes about 4 cups of hot cocoa mix.

Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of mix to a mug and fill with hot water.
Stir to blend. Add some marshmallows or cream.

Flavored Cocoa Variations
  • Use any of the flavored creamers in place of the non-dairy powdered creamer (i.e. Hazelnut, Irish Cream, Amaretto, French Vanilla and any other that may be available.
  • Add one teaspoon of cinnamon to the cocoa mix
  • For Mocha, fill your mug with coffee instead of water
To use as Gifts In A Jar
You could add some miniature marshmallows to the mix and then fill a quart jar with the cocoa mix and miniature marshmallows combination. Attach the directions as a cute tag and decorate for gift-giving. One quart mason jars work perfectly. Add a circle of holiday fabric which has been trimmed with pinking shears and tie with some raffia or ribbon. You can also attach a peppermint stick or candy cane to top of the jar with the raffia or ribbon.


Diana said...

YUMMY...Can't make these this year, BUT perfect gift for my Christmas gathering in the new house next year hehe..:)

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