Now that Christmas is getting closer, we are starting to plan our Christmas gifts. We always love to include some homemade gifts for family and friends, so will be sharing some gift ideas here over the coming weeks. One item that we love to give and is always well received is Hot Chocolate Mix. This is super easy to prepare, and is simple enough for the kids to be involved in the preparation and assembly. (They will enjoy measuring out the chocolate chips and marshmallows). We always test our marshmallows and chocolate for freshness first – we take quality control very seriously here at A Spoonful of Sugar 🙂
2 cups of skim milk powder
¾ cup caster sugar
½ cup cocoa
½ cup milk chocolate chips (or a combination of mini, milk, white, or dark)
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Sheets of cellophane
Plain gift tags
Mix all the ingredients together into a bowl.
If you are giving the Hot Chocolate Mix as a gift, place some of the mix into a cellophane bag, and tie with a ribbon. Place the bagged mix into a mug and fill the remainder of the mug with marshmallows. Make a gift tag and be sure to include the directions- “Mix 3-4 tablespoons of the Hot Chocolate Mix into a mug of boiling water, and stir well.” Wrap the filled gift mug with cellophane.
Do you have any favourite gifts from the kitchen that you love to give each year?