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December 6, 2007

Hot Chocolate Gift Jar

Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate immediately brings to mind snow, warmth and the holidays! What better present to give than a jar of chocolatey goodness? Throw in some cookies and you could even leave out a cup for Santa! He'd really love that! ;o)

Hot Chocolate Gift Jar

What You'll Need for the Jar:
1 quart jar
1 cup of powdered milk
1 cup of powdered cocoa
1 cup of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons of vanilla powder (Note: If you've never used vanilla powder before you use it just as you would the liquid equivalent. Take the link to get more info. You'll have to scroll down until you reach the product.)
4 tablespoons of organic cane sugar

Mix ingredients in a food processor or sift together and stir until completely mixed. Dress up the jar however you like, but be sure to include instructions on how to make the hot chocolate (see below).

To Make the Hot Chocolate:
Add boiling water to 2 or 3 heaping spoonfuls of hot chocolate mix to taste. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream or even just drink it straight up! For an adult kick add in some rum or Irish cream.

Posted by Dianne at December 6, 2007 7:53 AM

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This is a terrific idea, Dianne!

Posted by: Patricia Scarpin at December 7, 2007 9:09 AM

Thanks! I've been enjoying the mix immensely. The last few days have been cold and snowy and it's the perfect fit for that kind of day! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at December 7, 2007 9:38 AM

Thanks for posting this recipe. I think hot chocolate makes a fantastic gift!

Posted by: Karen Downing at December 8, 2007 11:55 AM

Karen, I'm a big fan of hot chocolate. I agree...It makes the perfect gift! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at December 8, 2007 3:29 PM

Hooray! I am so happy to find a fellow kitchen blogger who uses vanilla powder. I LOVE this stuff! Thanks for the recipe! I love the idea!

I think that putting it in a air-tight mini cookie jar from IKEA would be really cute, too!

Posted by: KitchenNut at December 9, 2007 10:58 AM

That's a fantastic idea! I love those little jars.

As for the vanilla powder, I just discovered it, but I love it! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at December 9, 2007 12:22 PM

Hey, Di!
I haven't talked to you in forever and cooking is really not my thing, but I have a question about your recipe for hot chocolate. Could you make the mix in bulk and then put it in smaller jars for gifts? I have a lot of small jelly size jars that I need to use!
P.S. I would love to see pictures of Alexis!

Posted by: Wendy at December 8, 2008 8:19 PM

Hey Wendy! You certainly could do that. That is what I do most of the time. I sent you an e-mail with some pictures! Hope you're doing well!

Posted by: Dianne at December 9, 2008 3:44 PM

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