This time of year just makes me want to bake and craft. There's laundry that needs to be folded and errands that need to be run, but doesn't lighting a fire, baking some cookies, and drinking hot chocolate sound so much better? Yeah, I thought so too. Hot chocolate has been on my mind lately with the temperatures dropping, so when I needed a few happies for some friends earlier in the week, a DIY mix seemed to be just the solution.
This mix couldn't be easier to make. You literally gather the ingredients, prep a space to make a little mess, and grab a measuring cup. Then just layer them as you go, and it creates a fun, festive gift to give to neighbors, teachers, or friends!
The best part? You can add whatever little toppings you want! I went with french vanilla marshmallows in one, crushed peppermint sticks in the next, and a few peanut butter chips in the last. I also used granulated sugar in one and powdered sugar in another! The powdered sugar mix seems to be a little smoother of course, but they're BOTH delicious!
I found some cute printable tags on Pinterest that I wanted to use, but my printer is on the fritz. So I just grabbed some leftover tags from our wedding favors and doodled a little greeting. I'm hoping to add labels with instructions to these before I give them to friends! Even without instructions, they're SO easy to use. Just mix all the jar ingredients together then add 1/2 cup of mix to 8 ounces of boiling water.
Top it off with some extra marshmallows and a sprinkling of chocolate chips, and you're ready for a cozy night by the fire! I must say, this hot chocolate is so much better and more rich than any prepackaged mix you've ever had! Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!
Hover over this recipe and pin it for future use--I promise you'll love how easy and delicious it is! Grab a mug of hot chocolate and let's make a toast for the season! What's your favorite holiday recipe? Share with us--the more the merrier!!! Xoxo