Hot Chocolate Ornaments
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Recipe type: Homemade Gift
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Serves: 12 hot cocoa ornaments
 
Homemade hot cocoa mix paired with mix-ins and then put in cute plastic ornaments for a homemade gift.
Ingredients
For the hot cocoa:
  • 4 c. sugar
  • 2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
For the peppermint hot cocoa:
  • 1 c. peppermint mini marshmallows
  • ½ c. crushed peppermints
For the triple chocolate hot cocoa:
  • 1 c. homemade mini marshmallows (or store bought)
  • ½ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ c. mini chocolate chips
  • 12 clear, plastic ornaments
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine the sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and semi-sweet chocolate. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Using a funnel, pour ½ cup of the cocoa mix into each ornament.
  3. For the peppermint hot cocoa, place about 3-4 tablespoons of peppermint marshmallows on top of the hot cocoa mix. Sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons of crushed peppermints. Put the lid on the ornaments.
  4. For the triple chocolate hot cocoa, place 1-2 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of the hot cocoa mix. Then place 3-4 tablespoons of mini marshmallows on top of the chocolate chips. Finally, sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips on top of the marshmallows. Put the lid on the ornaments.
  5. To finish the ornaments type up a slip of paper saying, "To make the hot cocoa, shake the ornament to combine the ingredients. Pour 3-4 tablespoons of mix and marshmallows into 1½ cups of steamed milk. Stir well and enjoy."
  6. Tie the paper onto the ornament with pretty ribbon and give as gifts!
Notes
A Hezzi-D Original Recipe
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at https://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com/2016/12/hot-chocolate-ornaments.html