When the weather is cool like this, I love nothing more than a chocolatey cup of hot cocoa, warm fuzzy socks, and a good book. I’m always looking for simple homemade gift ideas for my friends and family. I thought it would be fun to put a twist on my favorite hot cocoa mix recipe and surprise my friends with a fall flavored treat. I added some candy corn to the mix to spice things up a bit.
Hot chocolatey goodness…..
This homemade hot cocoa mix recipe is the best I have ever tried. The mini semi-sweet morsels give it that extra punch of chocolate. It’s simply divine!
Hot Cocoa Mix
3 cups nonfat milk powder
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 1/2 cups cocoa powder, sifted
dash of salt
1 1/2 cups mini semi-sweet morsels
In a large bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. Mix well with a whisk, until all ingredients are combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
What You’ll Need for Hot Cocoa Gift Bags
clear disposable pastry
2 bags mini marshmallows
2 bags candy corn
To create the gift bags you’ll need clear disposable pastry bags. I purchased mine from Amazon, because the ones at my local craft store have a Wilton label on them.
Carefully spoon about 1/3 cup of mix into the bottom of the bag. Add about 1/2 cup mini marshmallows on top of the mix. Sprinkle approximately 1/4 cup candy corn on top of the marshmallows. Seal the top with a twist tie and tie on a pretty fall colored ribbon.
I was easily able to get 12 gift bags from my mix, after setting aside some for my personal use.
To serve, add approximately 1/3 cup hot cocoa mix to a mug and stir in 1 cup very hot water or milk. If desired, top with marshmallows and candy corn. Enjoy!
What do you think? Do you make your own hot chocolate?
Hot Cocoa Mix
- 3 cups nonfat milk powder
- 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder sifted
- dash of salt
- 1 1/2 cups mini semi-sweet morsels
- In a large bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. Mix well with a whisk, until all ingredients are combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips.