Hot Cocoa Mix

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I’ve recently seen a ton of recipes for homemade hot cocoa mix and thought that it was a fabulous idea, especially since I just got a new recipe for homemade marshmallows. I found several recipes using sugar and powdered cocoa but that didn’t sound all that appealing to me. I finally saw one recipe that had actual chocolate pieces chopped up into it.

I chopped the chocolate with one of my Henckel knives then put it into my brand new Food Network food processor to grind it to a fine powder. It worked like a charm. Frank and I each had a cup of hot cocoa, made with milk, right after I made it. The hot cocoa is rich, creamy, and definitely chocolaty. It’s much better then the powdered stuff I buy at the market.

This also makes a great gift when packaged with a cute tag and a bag of homemade marshmallows.
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix (adapted from Foodie Bride )
4 c. sugar
10 oz. semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used Ghirardelli)

4 oz. dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups Dutch process cocoa

1. Chop the chocolates into small pieces. Add to the food processor and pulse at 5 second intervals until it turns into a powder.

2. Pour the sugar into a large freezer bag. Add in the chocolates as well as the cocoa. Seal the bag and shake to mix.

3. Add 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix to 12 oz (1 1/2 cups) hot milk. Stir well and enjoy!

**Hot cocoa mix stays fresh for 6 months if kept in an airtight container.**

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