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.
Gina Brickell says
Those are so creative!! You are right, nothing better than a warm cup of hot cocoa when it’s nice and freezing outside! My son loves hot chocolate too.. These would make cute gifts for people at the office!
randy fulgham says
THIS POST IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT WITH HOT COCOA
Carole Ingram says
Great idea for small christmas gifts for those that you want to say Thank You too! Love this and pinned it!
Jennifer Mae Hiles says
I’ve never made or drank home made hot chocolate but I would very much like to! I love making gift baskets for Christmas gifts and this would be the perfect personal touch. I’ll have to pin it so I can be sure to find it again. Thanks for sharing!
Melinda Dartmann says
This is great, but since the Halloween atmosphere has passed, I think making these and putting red hot cinnamon candy’s on top to use would be great!
Georgette C says
That’s such a cute way to package your cocoa, how creative! I love homemade hot chocolate but ours always looks so plain compared to yours.
Sheila Colbert says
So excited that i seen this i have been wanting some good ole fashion hot cocoa
Jo-Ann Brightman says
How can this cocoa mix not be good when you have melted semisweet chips in it! You make so many nice treats to give to friends and neighbors.