Creative Holiday Mug Topper Recipes

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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 of dry milk powder with 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, and a teaspoon of cornstarch.

Include these instructions for one mug: In a saucepan, combine 3 tablespoons of cocoa mix with 1 cup of milk or water; stir to blend. Bring the cocoa to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 1 minute.