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Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift Idea

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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.

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.
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Nothing warms you up during the winter months like a nice hot cup of chocolate. Extra chocolatey, full of marshmallows and just the right temperature, a cup of hot cocoa is the perfect way to warm you up – heart and soul. Friends and family will love receiving this easy-to-make Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift Idea.

It’s no secret that I love using mason jars for gifts and serving everything from desserts to drinks. They come in many sizes and are so versatile to use. 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.

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Hot Cocoa Mix In A Jar is the ticket! It’s the perfect gift that your friends and family can enjoy all winter long. There is one thing I promise though, this Hot Chocolate Mix won’t last long.

Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift Idea

Supplies Needed to make Hot Cocoa In A Jar

Quart Mason Jars with Lids and Bands

Burlap Ribbon

Snowflakes Embellishments

Colored String

Colorful fabric

Glue or glue dots

Hot Cocoa In A Jar Tags – DOWNLOAD HERE

Brown Craft Paper

Candy Canes

1 Recipe Hot Chocolate Mix (see below)

How To Make Hot Chocolate In A Jar

Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift IdeaStep 1:

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.

Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift Idea

Step 2:

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.

Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift Idea

Step 3:

I finished this off by printing out this cut little instruction tag that I made. For the fabric at the top of the jar, you will need to cut a 5-inch round circle for each jar. I used the lid as a template and traced two inches bigger.

You can grab the free printable gift tags here.

Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift Idea

I really enjoy peppermint hot chocolate. So I like to attach a few candy canes to the jar for both flavor and color. I then used the colored string to tie the instruction tag and the candy canes to the jar.

A one-quart jar will make 12 servings. Your gift recipient can easily store in a food storage container and use it as needed.  When ready to enjoy a cup, simply measure out 1/3 cup of the mix in a mug and pour hot water over it.

My daughter LOVES hot cocoa, so I always make sure I have some of this homemade mix in my pantry.

Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift Idea

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.

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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. Make a batch of the Hot Chocolate Mix in a jar for your friends and family. They will love receiving this Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar as a Christmas gift. #hotchocolate #giftideas #hotcocoamix
Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift Idea
Yield: 12

Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift Idea

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
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.


  • 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 mason jar


  1. Using a clean quart jar, layer the ingredients starting with the unsweetened cocoa.
  2. When ready to serve, store in an air-tight container.
  3. Add 1/3 cup of mix to one cup of hot water.
  4. Makes 12 servings.
  5. Attach an instruction tag to each jar.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g

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  1. Hi! I love your recipe, just everything about this!! Is there anyway that you could instruct me how to make these but in pint sized jars instead? Looking to make about 3 dozen for a baby shower, thank you! SSS

  2. This is adorable. I’ll be making a bunch tomorrow. However, is there an editable file for the tags? I’m only using 16 oz. jars. Thanks!

  3. This is the perfect site for anyone who would like to find out about this topic.
    You understand so much its almost tough to
    argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a brand new spin on a subject which has been discussed for decades.

    Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  4. Hello! Do you have the actual instructions that are listed on the instruction tag for me to print onto a tag?

  5. I would add a teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of cinnion per jar for more flavor. Also, do you mix the chocolate chips and marshmallows in the mix before you go to serve it or would the chips all sink to the bottom and the marshmallows to the top? I think you might keep them separate and sprinkle on top? Can your jar serve as the airproof container?

  6. I am looking to make these and need to figure out how much fabric I would need. So jist wondering what size the fabric was cut to.

    1. I used the quart size jar and found that I liked a 6 inch circle for the top. I bought 1/2 yard of 45 inch wide material and it was more than enough for 12 jars. I easily could d have got 4 more on the fabric, and I avoided the seams so I didn’t have to iron the fabric.

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  8. I have a dozen jars all prepared for our church jar sale, but I cannot download the printable tags! I submitted my email in the “print labels” portion of the recipe, but label do not download, nor have they been emailed! Can you help me by emailing the link to print to me? Thank you!

  9. Creating a hot cocoa in a jar gift is a charming and thoughtful way to show someone you care, especially during the colder months. This DIY gift idea combines the warmth of hot cocoa with the personal touch of a handmade present. Not only is it simple to assemble, but it also offers a customizable experience, allowing you to tailor the contents to the recipient’s taste. Whether it’s adding a dash of cinnamon for a spicy twist or marshmallows for extra sweetness, the possibilities are endless. This gift is perfect for holidays, teacher appreciation, or just because. It’s a creative, cozy, and heartwarming gesture that is sure to delight anyone on your gift list.

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