Hot Cocoa In A Jar is a perfect warm-up gift to make this holiday season. This mason jar gift is easy to create and delicious to drink.
Nothing warms you up during the winter months like a nice hot cup of cocoa. Extra chocolatey, full of marshmallows and just the right temperature, a cup of hot cocoa is the perfect way to warm you – heart and soul.
Since the holiday gifting season is in full swing, I love giving “gifts in a jar” to everyone on my shopping list. My Cookies In A Jar were such a hit last Christmas that I just had to create something fun, useful and delicious to give once again this year.
Hot Cocoa In A Jar is the ticket! It’s the perfect gift that your friends and family can enjoy all winter long.
To make this Hot Cocoa In A Jar, you will need a few supplies.
Glue or glue dots
Candy Canes (optional)
1 Recipe Hot Cocoa In A Jar Mix (see below)
Now, don’t worry about being “craft-challenged for this project. It really is simple. Begin by wrapping a piece of burlap around the jar and securing in place with glue or glue dots. Use a dab of glue or a glue dot to adhere the snowflake to the front of the jar.
Now you can start layering your Hot Cocoa In A Jar Ingredients. I used this handy canning funnel to keep the mess at a minimum – and all the ingredients in the jar and not on my counter.
I finished this off by printing out this cut little instruction tag that I made. You can grab the free printable here or by clicking on the graphic below.
I love to enjoy my hot cocoa with a peppermint candy cane. I used the colored string to tie the instruction tag and the candy canes to the jar.
One quart jar will make 12 servings. Your gift recipient can easily store in a food storage container and use as needed. When ready to enjoy a cup, simple measure out 1/3 cup of the mix and pour hot water over.
My daughter LOVES hot cocoa, so I always make sure I have some of this homemade mix in my pantry.
What are some of the food gift ideas that you like to give (or receive) during the holiday season? I would love to hear all about them. I am always looking for new gift-giving ideas.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 quart jar
- Using a clean quart jar, layer the ingredients starting with the unsweetened cocoa.
- When ready to serve, store in an air-tight container.
- Add 1/3 cup of mix to one cup of hot water.
- Makes 12 servings.
- Attach an instruction tag to each jar.