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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

I love to make homemade food gifts for the holidays.  Last year I made some delicious Christmas Spice Tea Mix.  I gave it as gifts to my co-workers, and they all loved it. This year, I am making this Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix.  The mix tastes great.  It has the perfect kiss of peppermint in every sip.  I gave some away at Thanksgiving.  Everyone gave it two thumbs up.

I bought the jars at World Market for $1.50 each.  I crushed the candy canes in the food processor until they were turned into candy cane dust.  I just mixed the crushed candy canes with the rest of the ingredients and poured the mix into the jars.  This makes about 5 1/2 cups of mix.  To make hot chocolate, combine 1/3 cup of mix with 1 cup of hot water or milk.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix
(Printable Recipe)

6 oz candy canes, finely crushed in food processor
2 1/2 cups dry milk
1 cup dutch process cocoa (can use Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp corn starch

Mix together and pour in jars.  To make hot chocolate, combine 1/3 cup mix with 1 cup hot water or milk.

To make hot chocolate: combine 1/3 cup of mix with 1 cup of hot water or milk.

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  1. How many followers do you have? Because I LOVE the food you post on your blog! We made the beans and ham last night and it was AMAZING. And it was SO SIMPLE, and SO CHEAP. You can tell how excited I am, haha, but all of the caps. :D Anyhow, thanks for posting something new--it reminded me to thank you for yummy food. :)

  2. I'd like this one a lot better than spice tea, cause I like my tea cold.

    Sounds very, very good.

  3. I just learned how to make homemade marshmallows, how perfect they'd be with this! (and you can get canning jars at Walmart or Agri-Supply for $9 a dozen)

  4. Perfect for the gift baskets I'm making for the girls at work :)

  5. I made this (with a little more sugar) in tiny individual jars for my co workers. Super fun and fast! Thanks for sharing!

  6. How much does this make? Enough for one jar?

  7. Ashley - it makes 5 1/2 cups of mix.

  8. Thanks! Sorry- just reread the top part where it says that…

  9. This is great. My youngest daughter, 12, is making this mix for our older two daughters, 16, 20. They'll love it.
    Thanks for sharing!


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