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Mint Hot Cocoa Mix {Great For Gift Giving!}

20121203-184534.jpgMy kids love hot cocoa.  I try to serve it on Christmas morning in our special Christmas china cups {along with snowmen pancakes, or Christmas tree french toast}.   It makes for great Christmas morning memories!  Me though?  Normally I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink it on any regular day…unless…there was something special about it.  Add cinnamon to the mix, you bet I’d drink it!  Maybe a little white or dark chocolate…woo hoo!  Add a little extra chocolate and mint…NOW we’re talking!

So, when making up this recipe for the hot cocoa mix {that I am going to give as homemade Christmas presents} I didn’t want it to just be blah, regular ol’ hot chocolate.  I wanted it to be a bit special.  In comes Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips.  Sounds fancy, eh?  The great flavor of Andes mints but in perfect little morsels that mix oh-so-nicely into the hot cocoa mix….taking it from ordinary to extraordinary!

Mix up a whole batch and store in an air tight container to have on hand all winter long for a special treat.  Or, make up a batch and give away in small containers for homemade Christmas gifts.  Small mason jars
{jelly or pint size} work well, or those fancy Christmas-y plastic bags would work too.  I figure the mix makes around 50 – 6 ounce servings …depending on how concentrated you like your cocoa.  That is figuring around 3 Tablespoons for every 6 ounces of milk {or water}.

Make this winter a little warmer and sweeter with this Homemade Mint Hot Cocoa Mix.  Enjoy! -Shelley.

Mint Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe:

4 c powdered sugar

2 c cocoa powder

3 c powdered milk

1 1/2 c french vanilla coffee creamer (powdered)

2 t salt

1 – 10 oz bag Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips

Silly me, I forgot to add the powdered sugar to this picture.  You will need it as well, though!

Silly me, I forgot to add the powdered sugar to this picture. You will need it as well, though!

Grab a large mixing bowl and whisk everything together well, except the Andes mints.  After everything is mixed up nice ‘n good pour in bag of Andes mints and mix well.

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Store in air tight container or package in glass mason jars or pretty plastic bags to give as gifts.  Top with mini marshmallows, if desired.

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If you want to make your jars a little prettier, try adding a square piece of fabric in between the lid and screw on cap, or tying some festive ribbon around the jar.

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Add your own creative touch by printing off mixing instructions.

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Even if you are planning on giving the hot cocoa mix as a gift, keep a little bit out for yourself! 😉 Plan on using about 3 T for every 6 ounces of hot milk {or water}.  For a richer hot cocoa, fill your mug half way with the mix, and fill with hot water or milk the rest of the way.

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Top with marshmallows and a few mini Andes mints {if you saved a few from the bag!} Enjoy, mmmm….enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Mint Hot Cocoa Mix {Great For Gift Giving!}

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:

    As winter and Christmas approach, I felt like re-posting this recipe for Mint Hot Cocoa Mix would be appropriate. Mix up a batch and enjoy! -Shelley.

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