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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Peppermint Stick Cocoa


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This is a little treat I have had so much fun making this season(I actually made all the cocoa treats this weekend:).  Anyway,  I got the idea from Pinterest and added my own little flare.  I gave them to some of my favorite peeps.

The jars are quart size and smooth.  I added a personalized sticker, fabric for the lid and a ribbon.  Voila!

Peppermint Stick Cocoa Recipe

1 cup of sugar

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of unsweetened powdered cocoa

1 cup of powdered milk

1/2 a cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup of chunky/crushed peppermint

1/2 cup of mini marsh mellows OR peppermint marsh mellows OR both

* stack ingredients in this order and pack with marsh mellows

* makes 12 servings (put all ingredients in a gallon size bag and mix all very well)

*mix in 1/3 of cocoa mix in 1 cup of boiling hot water

MMM Christmas Goodness!

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Peppermint Stick Cocoa Reindeer

* half the recipe above and this sweet reindeer makes 6 servings

What you need: cone shaped cellophane baggies, rubber bands, googly  eyes, red mini pom poms, ribbon, brown pipe cleaners, hot glue gun

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I made these in lieu of treat bags for Brayden’s Christmas Party at school this Friday.  I figured what kid doesn’t love hot cocoa.  Also there aren’t any allergies in the class so it is perfect.  What I did change about this recipe is the candy cane is attached and not crushed in the recipe.  This gives them an option as I know some little ones are picky with their cocoa, or any food item for that matter.  I also made some without the peppermint mini marsh mellows for those who prefer a traditional taste.  Okay, so some tips to remember:  Use the marsh mellows to pack ingredients * use a rubber band under the ribbon to secure closure well *

Ridiculously CUTE and YUMMY Reindeer

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HaVe a MeRRy ChRistMas TiMe!

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