5 DIY Christmas Gifts to Create and Receive-Snowman Hot Cocoa Mix-Cups

Spiced Cocoa Mix- snowman cocoa

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Package cute quart sized new paint cans with blue scrapbooking paper and snowflakes.  Add hot cocoa mix and seal.  Include a scoop and mini chocolate cups filled with marshmallows as a pretty tasty gift.



1/4 cup unsweetened special dark cocoa

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground all spice

2 cups instant non fat dry milk

1 cup no dairy creamer

10 small baggies for packaging mix

Chocolate Mini Cups

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

dashes of ground cinnamon or nutmeg-optional

810 small baking cups as a mold

Mini Marshmallows


  1. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl; stir to combine.
  2. Fill small baggies with mix.
  3. Package for gift:  Fill a decorative tin with one cocoa mix baggie. Attach gift tag instructions with small box of mini chocolate cups & marshmallows.
  4. Gift Tag Instructions:  Place 2-3 tablespoons of mix into 6 ounce cup, add boiling water and stir. For richer chocolate add warm milk. Top with mini chocolate cup with mini marshmallows.

Chocolate Mini Cups Instructions

  1. Place chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl, process 50 seconds , stir till melted.
  2. Line mini baking cup with melted chocolate using small brush.
  3. Let harden in refrigerator, when ready to serve, remove baking cup and add marshmallows, sprinkle with ground cinnamon or nutmeg if desired. Add to hot chocolate or to coffee.

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