Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Hot cocoa powder
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  • 7 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This hot chocolate mix recipe is one of those great homemade food gifts that is perfect for teacher gifts, mailman gifts or just gifts to friends. A lot of hot chocolate mix recipes call for non-dairy creamer. They use this because it eliminates the need for stirring the hot chocolate mix into warmed milk - you can just use hot water to make the hot chocolate instead. If you'd like to make a hot chocolate mix like that, add the non-dairy creamer. If you prefer a richer hot chocolate that is made with warmed milk, leave out the non-dairy creamer.

Don't forget to include the recipe directions on a tag attached to the jar.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups powdered nonfat dry milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Optional: 1/2 cup non-dairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate chips

How to Make It

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk nonfat dry milk, sugar, cocoa powder and creamer, if using, together until smooth.
  2. Using a funnel, pour the hot chocolate mix into a mason jar (compare prices), filling it about three-quarters of the way to the top.
  3. Layer chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows on top of the hot chocolate mix. Seal the jar, tie with a ribbon, and include this recipe for making homemade hot chocolate with the mix.

    If using non-dairy creamer in the mix: Place 2-3 heaping tablespoons of the hot chocolate mix in a mug. Add boiling water, and stir well. Top with chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows

    If you aren't adding non-dairy creamer to the mix: Warm 6-8 oz. of milk in a saucepan or the microwave until hot, but not boiling. Add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of the hot chocolate mix. Stir well. Top with chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 441
    Total Fat 13 g
    Saturated Fat 8 g
    Unsaturated Fat 4 g
    Cholesterol 2 mg
    Sodium 146 mg
    Carbohydrates 77 g
    Dietary Fiber 5 g
    Protein 5 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)