No matter what part of the world you’re in or what time of day it is, take the next twenty minutes off and snuggle in with a big hot cup of this delicious mint cocoa.
I’m sharing the ultimate peppermint stick cocoa recipe with you today that not only promises a great treat but also makes for a spectacular Christmas gift in a jar.
The recipe I’ve shared below will fit in a 1 quart jar. For every cup of water/milk you need 1/3 cup of the mixture. The rest should be stored in an airtight container. A full jar will give you about 12 servings. I made these in small individual glass containers where the mixture is just perfect for an individual treat.
I recommend warming the milk or water properly on the stove. This will ensure that the chocolate bits and peppermint dissolve easily. And to take it a notch higher – treat yourself with a few marshmallows on top. Doesn’t this make for a nice, custom gift for Christmas? Unless of course you’re tempted to have it yourself.
While a steaming hot cup is reward in itself, I recommend some sour cream doughnut holes or freshly baked cookies along with it.
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup miniature chocolate chips
- ½ cup crushed peppermint candy
- In a 1 Quart Jar layer the ingredients in the following order – powdered milk, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, chocolate chips, and peppermint candy.
- Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place ⅓ cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water.
Store remaining mix in airtight container
Welcome to day #2 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Peppermint Surprise”.
Looking for inspiration? Here’s what our other bloggers are bringing to the table:
- Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies from Jen of Juanita’s Cocina
- Candy Cane Blossoms from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Candy Cane Cocoa in a Jar from Anuradha of Baker Street
- Peppermint Brownie Trifle from Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Candy Cane Mocha from Isabelle of Crumb
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- White Chocolate Peppermint Covered Pretzels from Erin of Spiffy Cookie
- Candy Cane Milkshake from Ramona of Curry and Comfort
- Peppermint Fudge from Heather of Girlichef
- Minty Brownie Bites from Cathy of The Dutch Baker’s Daughter
- Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Cookies from Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious
I’m also sharing this post with Roxana’s Chocolate Party. The theme is Chocolate and Mint for December and I think this one would be just perfect. Hop over and check out the other festive treats too.
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such a wonderful gift for friends and family this holiday season – i love giving cookie mixes away in jars and this a wonderful alternative with the same idea. Quick and easy and I have all of the ingredients (and jars!) on hand. :)
That is such a pretty gift!! What a nice way to share a treat with friends.
Love the cocoa and your recommendation of the doughnuts with it. Perfect hostess gift also.
What a gorgeous gift these make! I can give them individually measured in nice mugs and then the fortunate receiver keeps the mug. Love this An!
I would LOOOOOVE to receive some of this as a gift! Gorgeous photos!
Happy day #2 An!
This is such a darling gift. I love jar gifts and this is so festive and yummy. It would be the perfect gift for a teacher, manicurist or hair stylist or even a fun party favor. Can’t wait to check out the other links.
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This is perfect! I’m going to make these up and ship to my Mom and Sister and give as a gift to my co-workers!!
What a fun project and gift. Gotta save this one. :) Happy Day #2!
OH! I love this idea!!! :)
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I LOVE gifts in a jar. They are perfect for hostess gifts, teacher or neighbor gifts. And yes, I’ll save one for myself!
I enjoy that it is layered like sand art
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OMG I love this! It would such a wonderful gift! I feel like this is a big cup of Christmas.
I love, love, love this idea. I’m always on the lookout for simple yet unique holiday gifts, and this one is just perfect… not to mention how pretty is with that layer of crushed candy canes on top!
(Also, how hilarious is it that three of us all decided to make some variation on peppermint hot chocolate… too funny!)
This would make such a gorgeous gift! LOVE it!
What an absolutely beautiful gift my friend :)
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This is such a cute gift idea! love love love it.
Fantastic idea – I was thinking of making something like this for friends as little xmas gifts. Love the addition of peppermint :)
Oh my gosh, I’m totally making this. It’s fabulous. It’s so pretty and so festive. Thanks for much for joining us, so happy to have you be part of it.
So pretty! Obviously I am a fan of peppermint hot chocolate, this is a great way to gift it!
Your presentation of this is so pretty and the cocoa looks like it would be a delightful treat.
That looks so beautiful and yummy!
Perfect for Christmas Eve if it wasn’t hotter than the hinges of hell down here. :) This looks so good!
Such a cute idea, a perfect holiday gift!
I’m in cocoa heaven! What a perfect Christmas celebration treat and SO beautiful!
That’s a fun jar to give!
What a great idea for a homemade gift! I may have to add this to my holiday gift baskets.
The topping is making my mouth water! So festive, too.
Perfect for a chilly winter day, I’d love a cup.
Now this is one preset I’d like to receive! Very cool and so festive.
Genius! These are great holiday gifts with all festive colours, but I am pretty sure I would eat most of them before they were wrapped up.
Oh what a FABULOUS idea! They look so pretty and what a great gift around this time of year (and beyond!) The first snow day….and I’m treating myself to this! : )
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I love how you layered these! I love to give baskets of homemade gifts to close friends at Christmas. This would be perfect with some chocolate peppermint biscotti and some homemade marshmallows! Love the crushed candy canes on top.
Those are so cute!
This is so sweet and such a fun idea. I’d love a cup now:)