Make This Hot Chocolate in a Jar Recipe

Imagine yourself snuggling up in a soft blanket next to a crackling fire, sipping on a steamy cup of hot chocolate. Lights twinkle on the Christmas tree, mirroring the warm fuzzy feelings in your heart. That’s my definition of the holidays, and you can give that present to the ones you love. Make this hot chocolate in a jar recipe for a gift, and they too will be enjoying that scene.

Make This Hot Chocolate in a Jar Recipe | homemade christmas gifts, handmade gift ideas, jar gift ideas, hot chocolate recipe ideas, holiday gift ideas || The Butter Half via @thebutterhalf #hotchocolate #giftideas #holidaygifts #handmadegifts

I personally love receiving homemade gifts. It’s a double dose of goodness when that present comes in the form of a sweet treat. If you really want to go the extra mile with this hot chocolate, I suggest making my peppermint marshmallows to go along with the package. They’re huge, fluffy squares of heaven. Plop them in your hot chocolate mug and wait for them to melt. It creates an ooey-gooey, frothy peppermint delight. Go grab the recipe here.

Make This Hot Chocolate in a Jar Recipe | homemade christmas gifts, handmade gift ideas, jar gift ideas, hot chocolate recipe ideas, holiday gift ideas || The Butter Half via @thebutterhalf #hotchocolate #giftideas #holidaygifts #handmadegifts

Hot chocolate in a jar is a perfect gift for teachers

You know what else is great about this gift? It’s pocket-friendly. And your kids can help make it too! There are only five simple ingredients and the assembly is wonderfully easy. (Meaning your 5-year-old can do it on their own. Teacher gifts, anyone?)

Make This Hot Chocolate in a Jar Recipe | homemade christmas gifts, handmade gift ideas, jar gift ideas, hot chocolate recipe ideas, holiday gift ideas || The Butter Half via @thebutterhalf #hotchocolate #giftideas #holidaygifts #handmadegifts

Bring good tidings of comfort and jar to your friends and neighbors this year with this homemade hot chocolate in a jar recipe. 😉 Go check out my post on eHow, then grab the recipe and directions below. Enjoy!

Make This Hot Chocolate in a Jar Recipe

If you really want to go the extra mile with this hot chocolate, I suggest making my peppermint marshmallows to go along with the package. They're huge, fluffy squares of heaven. Plop them in your hot chocolate mug and wait for them to melt. It creates an ooey-gooey, frothy peppermint delight.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword gift recipe, holiday, non-alcoholic drink
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 116 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Colored string
  • Gift tag
  • Mason jar

Instructions

  1. In a clean mason jar, layer the ingredients. Start with half of the cocoa powder, then the granulated sugar, and then half of the powdered milk. Tap the jar gently to level out the powders. Next, pour in the remaining half of cocoa powder, powdered sugar and powdered milk. Finally, top off the jar with mini marshmallows, and then seal it with the lid.
  2. On a festive gift tag, write the heating instructions. "Pour contents of hot chocolate mix in a small bowl and mix well. Stir 1/3 cup of hot chocolate in 1 cup of hot water. Enjoy!"
  3. Tie on the gift tag with colored baker's twine or string. For an alternative way to wrap hot chocolate in a jar, place the mixture inside a cellophane bag. Then, place the bag inside a festive mug, and wrap it all up with peppermint marshmallows. Happy holidays!
Nutrition Facts
Make This Hot Chocolate in a Jar Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 223mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 10.4%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.