Looking for an easy and fun Christmas gift? We’ve got you covered!
Hi! I’m Emily from 52 Mantels, where I blog about all things crafty. I’m so excited that Kelley has asked me to be a part of this awesome series! I love handmade gifts, both the giving and receiving of. Today I’m going to show you an easy gift idea that’s perfect for the neighbors, coworkers, teachers or as a hostess gift for all of those Christmas parties we’ve been invited to!
Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix. Simple, fun and under $10. Sounds like a winner to me! I started this project with a hot cocoa mix recipe from allrecipes but, let me be honest, it wasn’t good. So, I added, tweaked and changed until I got the right combo of ingredients. I’m not even going to point you to the original recipe since I just called it
bad not good.
|coarse candy cane powder|
I added some yarn and twine to my jars plus a cute tag. I also included marshmallows in ziplock bags. The large jar got the marshmallows tucked inside the jar with the mix and the small jars will be given with the marshmallows on the side.
Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix + free printable
- 3 C powdered milk
- 1- 5oz package of cook & serve chocolate pudding (NOT instant)
- 1 C of powdered chocolate drink mix
- 1/4 C powdered, non-dairy creamer
- 3/4 C powdered sugar
- 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 C powdered candy canes (see notes), about 8 regular sized candy canes
Each jar has two tags, one with a cute message and one with the instructions. I’m even sharing these tags with you! Enter your email below and I will send them right over to you! Happy holidays yall!
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Great gift idea!!!
I absolutely love those labels & the idea of candy cane hot cocoa. I have given our neighbors hot cocoa mix for Christmas for about 4 years (but not fancy with candy canes). Just last year one of the moms asked me where I buy the chocolate marshmellows because her kids love them & she has looked for them since the first year I gave them hot cocoa. I laughed because they are normal marshmellows that get covered in cocoa powder when in the mix.
Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Lindsay S says
I love this idea! What a great gift for someone. Thanks for sharing!
Super cute gift! Thanks for sharing the tags with us!
That is such a great idea!
Emily did a great job! Im defiantly using the tags for my hot cocoa mix 🙂
She did a great job 🙂
Love these gifts under $10! I made homemade hot cocoa jars this week, it's my first time making these and I love the way they turned out! Think I will make them every year 🙂 Thanks for sharing so many good ideas.
Thanks for the sweet comment Lisa! It was a great series.. Im glad you enjoyed it!