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Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Powder

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Truism: The best gifts are homemade. This Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix proves it.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 and ¼ cup (about 8 servings) 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup hot chocolate powder (homemade or something like Quick)
  • a small jar
  • 3 ounces of peppermint candy (that’s about 6 regular-sized candy canes)
  • a large heavy duty plastic zipper bag (like ziplock)
  • a gift tag
  • a ribbon

Instructions

  1. Measure the hot chocolate powder into a small jar. Set aside.
  2. Put the peppermint candies into a large ziplock bag. Seal the bag. Smash the candy through the bag using a rolling pin or a heavy bottomed skillet. Keep smashing until a lot of the candy is powder but there are still some bigger pieces with the identifiable red and white swirl (these are just so that the powder in the jar looks pretty. Don’t worry – they will dissolve in hot liquid rapidly enough as long as there aren’t too many big pieces).
  3. Pour the crushed candy into the jar. Put the lid on the jar and shake it once or twice.
  4. Write out your gift tag and string it onto the ribbon. Tie the ribbon around the jar.