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HOT COCOA NIGHT – Make some homemade Hot Cocoa and enjoy a bit of snuggle time.

Found a yummy recipe online at

A popular jar mix that is easy enough for children to prepare as Christmas gifts for their teacher, babysitter or grandma.

This recipe also makes a lovely jar gift for your office colleagues or co-workers, neighbours, the paper boy or the superintendent of your apartment building.

Hot Chocolate Jar Mix Recipe

1½ cups skim milk powder
1½ cups white sugar
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
¾ cup non-dairy creamer

To Make this Jar Gift:
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well. For a finer mix, combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix well.

Store in an air tight container.

Place 2 or 3 tablespoons in a mug and add boiling water.

If desired, print the hot chocolate directions label shown at right. Attach the label to the jar with white glue, or tie on around the lid with ribbon and a couple of short cinnamon sticks.

Decorate the jar lid with a circle of fabric or lace, tied on with ribbon or raffia.

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