Day 319 – Peppermint Stick Cocoa

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The little man is still too young for school, but he does have two amazing ladies that watch him every Sunday when we go to church. I wanted to do something for them for Christmas, and these cocoa mix mason jars were the perfect choice!

Ingredients:

1 cup powdered milk
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy

Directions:

Layer powdered milk, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, chocolate chips, and peppermint candy in a 1-quart jar (12 servings).

On the back of the tag, write: “Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in airtight container.”

I can’t comment on how they taste, but I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. The cocoa powder mixed with the sugar a little bit, so I would suggest putting 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips between the cocoa powder and sugar, and the other 1/4 cup between the sugar and peppermint candy. It looks like that’s what they did in the original pin, but it wasn’t written up that way.

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  1. I was thinking about doing something like this for all the “other” teachers at my son’s day care (i.e. not his main teachers, but ones he interacts with every day). What was the overall cost per jar would you say assuming you bought the large mason jars for the project?

    • That’s a good question. It honestly depends on where you buy everything. Dry milk can be expensive at some stores. That’s probably the most expensive part of the recipe at around $5 a bag. I got mine at Walmart for $4. You can also only get about 2 1/2 mason jars from one container of cocoa powder. Luckily, I lot of those things are on sale this time of year.

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