DIY Homemade Hot Cocoa in a Jar Gift

DIY hot cocoa

I LOVE simple gifts, especially gifts in a jar and this is a great one to make for everything from holiday gifts to wedding gifts or just simple “thank you” gifts! This recipe makes a LOT of cocoa. So if you are needing it just for one or two gifts just cut it in half! You’ll need:

glass jars or other airtight containers
1 cup powdered coffee creamer
4 cups powdered cocoa
10 cups powdered milk
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 box of instant chocolate pudding mix

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Dump all ingredients into a large bowl.

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Mix together well.

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Add to jar!! Simple as that! Add a ribbon, decorative cloth, label, or anything else that you would like to add to personalize your jar! As for the recipe itself you’ll need 2 heaping spoonfuls of mix to one cup of hot water. The pudding mix in this makes the hot cocoa VERY rich and chocolatey! I absolutely LOVE this stuff and make it in batches for myself at home!

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8 Comments

  1. Aimee Bakar says:

    Sounds delicious!! Do you know how many jars this will fill, and of what size?

    1. Hi Aimee! I *think* I cut the recipe in a quarter (or maybe half?) and it made one full quart jar. You can decrease the amount that you put in the jar by adding marshmallows on top! 🙂

  2. Kelly Nestler says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I’m definitely making some of these for my kids’ teachers. I have a Meatless Monday link up on my blog and I’d love if you’d share this recipe. If you’re interested, you can find the link at http://www.LittlestSweetPea.com
    Thanks again for all of your posts.

  3. Kelly Nestler says:

    Thank you for adding this to our weekly Link Up. This recipe is the feature for the week. Feel free to grab your featured button at http://www.LittlestSweetPea.com
    Thanks again!

  4. Catherine says:

    I just started making this for Christmas presents. Looks like one batch will fill 8 pint jars with some left over 🙂

  5. Where this recipe calls for 4 cups of powered cocoa? Would that be like HERSHEY’S Cocoa Natural Unsweetened?

    Thanks!

      1. Thank you!

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