Homemade gifts are my favorite to make especially when the kids can add their little drawings to the labels or help whip up a batch of hot chocolate mix in a jar! I put together this quick and easy recipe for peppermint hot chocolate mix in a jar that is easy to customize. You can use special ribbon or different flavors like maybe adding in some instant coffee for a mocha flavor. Delish!
This hot chocolate mix in a jar will be gentle on the budget and with how quick and easy it is to make you'll wonder why you didn't make this sooner.
Quick and Easy Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix in A Jar
You can easily find these ingredients at your local bulk foods store or even the dollar store! If you don't feel like leaving the house you can always order everything right to your door thanks to Amazon. I love the vintage mason jars they have in blue, I replaced all our daily use glasses with them.
For this recipe I used the standard 16oz mason jar and made sure everything squished in. They are typically around $16 for 12 on Amazon, about $1.33 each, sometimes the dollar store has them for better prices or why not reuse jars you have around the house.
- ½ cup Powdered Milk
- ½ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- ½ cup Sugar
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- ¼ cup Chocolate Chips
- ¼ cup crushed Candy Canes (about 3)
- ¼ cup Mini Marshmallows
- Layer ingredients in order listed above, pressing firmly after each layer.
- Seal with lid and decorate.
To make things even easier I have an easy printable for the label and directions, just download and print!
Candy canes in my hot chocolate are one of my favorite things about the holiday season! Another oddball favorite is peanut butter toast dipped in hot chocolate, yummy!
This recipe is so customizable and you can have so much fun with the jars that you'll have the best gifts to give to friends and family this holiday season. I would love to hear what variation you made of this hot chocolate mix in a jar!
What's your favorite homemade gift in a jar?