Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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Homemade hot chocolate mix in a mason jar.

Are you looking for some quick, easy, and inexpensive gift ideas for your neighbors, Sunday School teachers, or guests during the holidays? Here is the first of two I will be sharing this week. Both are never-fail suggestions that will leave the recipients of the gifts delighted that you thought of them!

This recipe came out of my hometown recipe book, The Pickens Cookbook. I can remember my mom making this recipe in bulk and giving it to all the individuals at my Dad’s work. She would purchase snowman glass containers at Dollar General, fill the container with the mix, and make a cute instructions card to go with the jar. These pictures, reflect that I used a mason jar and filled it with 10-12 servings of the cocoa mix.

I used the following craft supplies:

Hot glue gun
Scrapbook paper
Double-sided tape
Circle punch outs

Homemade Hot Chocolate 
1 8-quart box powdered milk               2 1-lb. boxes powdered sugar
1 lb. box Nestle’s Quick                       1 1-lb. jar Creamora

Mix ingredients together in a large container or bowl. Store in an airtight container or jar.  To use, mix 1/4 to 1/3 cup mix into 1 cup boiling hot water. Top with your choice of garnishes!

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About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

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  1. This looks so easy! Thanks for sharing 🙂