Each year at Christmas time, I try to make a small gift to give the people in our church. This year, I made homemade hot cocoa! This recipe is delicious. It tastes like warm pudding! I wanted to pass along the idea to you. It’s an easy thing to make in large quantities or just for your family. If you like chocolate, you will like this for sure.
I found the following recipe at Taste of Home. 🙂
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
- 6-2/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 cup instant chocolate drink mix
- 1 package (5 ounces) cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
Combine ingredients and stir. To enjoy cocoa, mix 2/3 cup of the mix with hot water. Add marshmallows if desired. Recipe makes about 21 servings.
Once I made the mix, I needed a cute way to give it. I found some adorable zipper treat bags at the dollar store, as well as some cute mugs! I was so glad to find the mugs, that way they have something they can reuse. I attached the directions with gift tags that I found at Hobby Lobby. My husband was kind enough to punch holes in them for me, and I filled them out while waiting for the kids at piano lessons. 🙂
I was so excited to get to give them away today. I think the folks really liked them, at least, I hope they did. They were made with much love. 🙂
Here are the zipper treat bags! I thought they were so cute! 🙂
The finished product! I made 35 of these, using three different styles of mugs. The other two styles are below.
Dear Reader, I wish there were a way to send you a cup of Christmas cocoa! Thank you for being my online friend!