The holiday season is a great time to be creative with your food and beverages. Fancy marshmallows and cookie treats can transform a simple cup of hot cocoa into something very special.
Whether you're looking for something simple that you can make with purchased ingredients or something completely homemade, you're sure to find an idea in this grouping. Add one of these inventive mug toppers to your hot chocolate, tea or coffee.
Hot Cocoa Gift Mix
Mug toppers make excellent gifts as well! Along with the cookie or marshmallow toppers, give a bag of homemade hot cocoa mix. Add a fancy tag to the gift with instructions for making the cocoa. You might even include a holiday mug or two for a more impressive gift.
To make enough mix for about 10 servings, combine:
- 3/4 cup dry milk powder
- 1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Instructions for 1 mug, combine:
- 3 tablespoons cocoa mix
- 1 cup milk or water
Stir to blend in a saucepan. Bring the cocoa to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 1 minute.
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These beautiful little shortbread cookie toppers are made with a handle. They will keep your hot cocoa, coffee, or tea warm until you're ready to enjoy! The chocolate and nut coating makes them even more special.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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These waffle gingerbread houses are made with stroopwafels, caramel "glue," and royal icing. The sticky caramel holds the houses together. For extra festive color, the iced roof could be decorated with candies, crushed candy canes, chopped nuts, or sprinkles.
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Homemade marshmallows are stuffed with mini chocolate chips in this yummy mug topper. Making your own marshmallows means you can cut them out to fit the top of the cup or mug perfectly. Top your hot chocolate with these delicious treats!
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These marshmallow blooms (or stars) can be decorated with little candies or mini chocolate chips. They're made with purchased marshmallows and candy melts. Easy!Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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