Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix - makes a great homemade holiday gift! I always have a jar in the pantry. This is SO good!!! SO easy to make. Only 5 ingredients - Candy canes, dry milk, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and corn starch. Christmas in a mug. YUM!
Post Updated 10/22/19
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Easy Homemade 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 and everyone gave it two thumbs up.

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How to Make Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

This  Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix is super easy to make. Start by crushing some candy cames or peppermint candies. I usually crush them in the food processor. If you don't have a food processor, put the candy in a ziplock bag and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to smash the candy.

Once the candy canes are crushed and powdered milk, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and cornstarch. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Transfer the mix to mason jars or ziplock bags.

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Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix Gift Idea

As I said, I am giving this Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix away as gifts this year. Here are links to my packaging:

If you don't want to give this Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix away as gifts, you can whip up a large batch of hot chocolate and keep it warm in the slow cooker. You would need one batch of hot chocolate mix and about 18-1/2 cups of milk or water. Perfect for a crowd! Try spiking the hot chocolate with some Bailey's or Rumchata - YUM!

If you are looking for more homemade holiday gift ideas, here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog:


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Yield: 5-1/2 cups mix

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

prep time: 5 minscook time: 0 mins total time: 5 mins
Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix - makes a great homemade holiday gift! I always have a jar in the pantry. This is SO good!!! SO easy to make. Only 5 ingredients - Candy canes, dry milk, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and corn starch. Christmas in a mug. YUM!

ingredients:

  • 1 (6-oz) box candy canes, finely crushed
  • 2-1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch

instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. To make hot chocolate, combine 1/3 cup of mix with 1 cup hot water or warm milk.


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9 comments

  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. :)

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

    Sounds very, very good.

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  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)

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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