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How to Make the Perfect Hot Chocolate Mix

Get ready for the holiday season by making this tasty treat for friends, family, teachers or Scout leaders.


  • 1⁄3 cup of each of the following:
    • Powdered creamer
    • Powdered sugar
    • Powdered milk
  • 3 tablespoons of each of the following:
    • Crushed peppermints or candy canes
    • Chocolate chips
    • Cocoa powder
    • Marshmallows
  • A 16 oz. glass jar with lid


Start with a clean glass jar. Carefully layer the ingredients in the following order:

  1. Powdered creamer
  2. Cocoa powder
  3. Powdered milk
  4. Powdered sugar
  5. Chocolate chips
  6. Crushed peppermints
  7. Marshmallows


Customize your hot chocolate mix with ribbon and an instruction label. Download the label we made.

To Serve:

Remove marshmallows and set them aside. Use a spoon to mix the remaining ingredients.

Fill a mug with 1 cup of boiling water or milk. Add ½ cup of the mix to the boiling water. Stir. Top with marshmallows and enjoy! (Save the rest of the mix for later, or share it with your friends!)

What other awesome homemade gifts do you like to whip up for your family and friends? Drop us a comment below!

16 Comments on How to Make the Perfect Hot Chocolate Mix

  1. MyGuyIsBoredInQuarantine // November 5, 2020 at 4:22 pm // Reply

    My friends and family really like it 🙂

  2. Am I correct in assuming that the portions listed in this recipe is the amount needed for each 16 oz jar? Thank you!

  3. I made a gift brownie mix for my class at school.

  4. ComputerScout99 // November 24, 2019 at 8:04 am // Reply

    HAVE TO MAKE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!! SO YUMMY 😀

  5. frosty_badger // September 30, 2019 at 5:20 pm // Reply

    this looks just to good

  6. grrr… You are making me hungry!

  7. grrr… Your making me hungry!

  8. Now I really want to make it

  9. Where can you get most of those ingredients?

  10. Just made for all my teachers. Thanks!

  11. Wish the label were in a sharper image format. It’s too fuzzy to be useful

  12. GOLDIE IS NOT MY REAL NAME BOYS LIFE! // November 24, 2018 at 6:19 pm // Reply

    ok now im hungry

  13. BillyBobJoe138 // November 14, 2018 at 1:45 pm // Reply


  14. Really good I liked it
    It was so delicious

  15. SomeScout144 // October 31, 2018 at 2:18 pm // Reply


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