I was on the sunset.com site before Christmas looking up recipes for gifts that I could make for the family and I came across a bunch of cocoa recipe. The example photo they had for the peppermint stick cocoa was in a cracker jar. I actually ended up making about ten different cocoa mixes and a handful of cookie and bread mixes in anchor storage jars and passed them out to friends and family this year. I personalized them with ribbon and recipe cards detailing the directions.I even purchased holiday scrapbooking paper and cut circles and spray fixed them on to the lids to make them more festive.
Try this great hot cocoa recipe from sunset.com:
Layer the ingredients for homemade cocoa in a jar, add a ribbon and a tag, and you have a simple but stylish gift. This mix will fill a 1-quart jar (12 servings), but if your containers are different sizes, just keep the ratio of ingredients constant. On the back of the tag, write: "Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in airtight container."
Yield: Makes 1 quart mix or 12 servings hot cocoa
* 1 cup powdered milk
* 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
Layer powdered milk, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, chocolate chips, and peppermint candy.
172 (17% from fat)
3.2g (sat 1.9)