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Peppermint Hot Chocolate In a Jar Recipe

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If you are looking for a fun homemade gift idea this Christmas, our Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a Jar recipe is a great easy diy gift. I even made this free printable gift tag you can download to really make this hot cocoa gift jar complete. This gift makes the best peppermint hot cocoa mix, we combined all of the dry ingredients, and with the fun tag, your gift recipient will know to just mix the jar with hot milk for a delicious peppermint hot cocoa treat. Each jar makes 3 servings of cocoa!

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate In a Jar Recipe

We love inexpensive homemade Christmas gifts for the holiday season, and with just a few items, you can make more than one of these fun mason jar gifts.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them-

  • ¾ cup hot chocolate mix (whatever is equal to 3 servings of the hot chocolate mix you are using)
  • 3 tbsp. Crushed peppermint candies – these add just the right amount of peppermint flavor.
  • ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips (miniature work best and melt better)
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 (16 oz.) Mason Jar – check the dollar store for a great deal on these!
  • 1-2 Candy Canes for tying onto the jar
  • 1 Hot Chocolate Instructions Tag
  • Twine or festive ribbon

Tips:

  • These ingredients all easily come in bulk, so if you want to make more than one, make sure to purchase multiple pint jars.
  • We used Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix, but you can always make your own DIY cocoa mix. If you use powdered milk, your giftees can just mix it with a cup of hot water, or you can make a mix that requires milk (to go with the instructions on the gift tag). For Swiss Miss, you don’t have to buy the hot cocoa packets, you can actually buy a bulk container of the mix!
  • To crush the peppermint candy, add them to a ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin, or something similar.

How to Make the Jars-

Step 1: Print your peppermint hot chocolate gift tags onto thick cardstock, and cut out and hole punch.

To download the gift tags, sign up for my email list below!

Step 2: In your 16 ounce mason jar, layer hot chocolate mix first, followed by chocolate chips, crushed peppermint, and then marshmallows.

Step 3: Use a piece of twine or ribbon to attach the gift tag and a candy cane or two.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate In a Jar Recipe

Your family and friends will love receiving this diy peppermint hot chocolate mix, and it makes wonderful gifts for teachers, coaches, your mail delivery person, package or grocery delivery service person, etc..

Gift Tag Download

To download this free printable gift tag, just sign up for my email newsletter below.

On the back of the tag, there is plenty of space to write who the homemade hot cocoa mix is from!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate In a Jar Recipe

You might like these other diy gifts-

Gingerbread Playdough Gift in a Jar

Also, these delicious hot cocoa recipe ideas-

Grinch Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

For a printable version of this “recipe” see the recipe card below.

Yield: 1 jar

Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a Jar

Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a Jar

A fun and festive Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a Jar DIY gift!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup hot chocolate mix (whatever is equal to 3 servings of the hot chocolate mix you are using- we used swiss miss)
  • 3 tbsp. Crushed peppermints
  • ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips (miniature work best and melt better)
  • ½ cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (16 oz.) Mason Jar
  • 1 Candy Cane
  • 1 Hot Chocolate Instructions Tag
  • Twine or Ribbon

Instructions

    1. Print your peppermint hot chocolate gift tags onto thick cardstock, and cut out and hole punch.
    2. In your 16 ounce mason jar, layer hot chocolate mix first, followed by chocolate chips, crushed peppermint, and then marshmallows.
    3. Use a piece of twine to attach the gift tag and a candy cane.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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