This Hot Chocolate Mix is a great gift for the holidays for friends, neighbors, teachers, and coworkers. It makes a smooth, creamy, chocolatey mug of hot chocolate.
I like to keep this Hot Chocolate Mix on hand all winter long so I can make a delicious mug of hot chocolate to warm up on cold days. We had this all the time growing up before all of the commercial hot cocoa mixes became available. It reminds me of home.
Hot Chocolate in a Jar Gift
For gift giving, this recipe makes 4 pint-size jars or 2 quart-size jars of hot chocolate mix. Each pint size jar contains 8 servings of the mix (a quart-size jar makes 16 servings). There are multiple ways to gift this hot chocolate mix. I usually have extra glass jars around, so I often use them to give this mix as a gift. There are lots of fun ways to decorate the jars from fancy to simple. I usually take the simple route with just a bow and the gift tag tied on. I’ve also put the hot chocolate mix in a decorative bag and placed it in a mug for a gift with some candy canes or cocoa stirrers. It is also nice to give the mix in a tupperware or rubbermaid plastic container with a lid that can be re-purposed for other things.
My daughter, Kelsey, made the cute gift tags to go with the hot chocolate mixes I am giving out this year. I like to print them out on card stock, punch a hole in the corner, and then tie it with a ribbon or jute twine to the jar. Click here to download the free printable gift tags.
How to Make Hot Chocolate Mix
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well blended.
- Store mix in a sealed container.
- To serve, mix 3 heaping spoonfuls into 6 to 8 oz of hot water.