Hi friends! I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the next few weeks. This is my favorite time of year! Not because of the shopping (seriously, not my thing!) but because people seem to have such big hearts. We are giving and forgiving. We love more unconditionally now, than any other time of year. Homemade gifts (like this homemade hot cocoa mix) and thoughtful tokens mean more than anything you can buy in a store.
Since they were little, my children helped make this Hot Cocoa mix. We’d get out the biggest bowl we own, a large wooden spoon and start stirring! We always made it to give as teacher gifts, with an extra batch for the house to sip while watching Christmas movies. In the summer, we’d make more (because it doesn’t last very long around here!) to take camping for warm drinks around the fire! I admit, it’s much easier to buy a box with six envelopes of pre-portioned cocoa mix, but it’s not as fun to make and certainly NOT as fun to give!
Especially if you pair it with an adorable snowman mug! Prepared and put into cute mason jars, this homemade hot cocoa mix is a great gift for the mail carrier, teachers, family, friends or co-workers.
The mix is very customizable too! If you like more chocolate flavor, add more chocolate. Want it creamier? Add more non-dairy creamer (I think Coffeemate tastes best for this recipe) Too sweet? Use less sugar. You get the idea! Take it and make it your own – that’s what cooking is all about right?
This mix will keep for several months in the pantry. Use a container with a air-tight lid. You’ll be set for long nights of Cocoa-y goodness.
P.S. Stirring it into hot coffee = delicious!
How about more ideas for homemade holiday food gifts? The Sunday Supper Tastemakers put together their very best for you! I think you’ll have a hard time deciding which you’d like to make first!
Thanks to Christie from A Kitchen Hoors Adventures for hosting such a fun event!
- Cinnamon and Spice Granola by Simple and Savory
- Coconut Macaroon Tarts by Asian In America
- Cranberry Coffee Cake by Food Done Light
- Mini Pumpkin Breads by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Snowman Poop by Palatable Pastime
- A Trio of Brittle by The Freshman Cook
- Grandma’s Peanut Butter Balls by Cricket’s Confections
- Homemade Peanut Brittle by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Homemade Twix Bars by Pies and Plots
- Peanut Butter Fudge by Family Around The Table
- Superfoods Fruit & Nut Bites by My Life Cookbook
- Toffee Candied Peanuts by New South Charm
- Turron de Jijona (Spanish Soft Nougat) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Espresso Fudge by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Peppermint Bark Candy by Life Tastes Good
- Peppermint Bark Popcorn by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Red Wine Hot Fudge Sauce by The Crumby Cupcake
Jams, Syrups, Drinks
- Blood and Sand Jam by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Creamy Lemoncello by Monica’s Table
- Warm Gingerbread Syrup by Food Lust People Love
Mixes and Spices
- Cherry Almond Scone Mix by Baking Sense
- Cranberry Almond Quick Bread Mix by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Lavender-infused Sugar and Lazy Shortbread by Sunday Supper Movement
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What are some of YOUR favorite Holiday Food Gifts to give? Tell me about it in the comments below! I’d love to hear how you celebrate the holidays and what you like to share!
Enjoy! Till next time friends, live life deliciously!