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
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.