Candy Cane Instant Hot Chocolate

Candy Cane Instant Hot Chocolate 

Ingredients

  • 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 canes

Preparation

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.

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