Actually, I guess I started it a while ago when I made my Homemade Vanilla Extract... but that was just an early start thing. Now the fun really starts!
I have so many fun ideas for this year's Christmas gifts! Some are projects for Navy and I to work on together... and the rest are projects for just me.
This is by far one of the most fun and easiest gifts to make and would be a great kiddo-helper task!
Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips are available mostly at the holidays I think... I love them, so I stock up when I can find them so I can use them all year long.
Especially in my Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cookies... my favorite cookies ever!
You can double this recipe to put in one quart-sized jar if you want a bigger batch!
Layered Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe
adapted from my recipes
recipe makes 1 pint-sized jar
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup andes peppermint candy baking bits or
3 tablespoons crushed candy canes
1 tablespoon chopped white chocolate
1/4 cup mini marshmallows
Layer the ingredients, in the order shown, in a pint-sized jar... using just enough marshmallows to fill up the jar so the contents don't move around too much when sealed.
Include these directions on a cute little tag or label when giving these as a gift:
"Mix contents well in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug. Add 8oz of boiling water, stir well."