• 1 clear glass jar, pint size
• ½ cup sugar
• ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• ½ cup powdered milk
• Pinch of salt
• Mini marshmallows
• Crushed peppermint candies
• Mini chocolate chips
• Tape measure
• 2-in.-wide ribbon in brown
• Double-sided tape
• 1-in.-wide ribbon in mint
• Computer with Microsoft Word
• Cardstock, 8 ½ in. by 11 in.
• Hole punch
1. Filling each jar couldn't be easier: Layer sugar, cocoa powder, powdered milk, and salt in the jar.
2. Add a layer of mini marshmallows, a layer of crushed peppermint candies, and top with a layer of chocolate chips. Seal the jars.
3. Measure around the circumference of the jar. Cut a piece of brown 2-in. ribbon to length.
4. To secure the ribbon, place a small piece of double-sided tape on the jar. Wrap the ribbon around the jar, pressing the ends onto the double-sided tape.
5. Cut a length of mint-colored ribbon twice as long as the brown ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the jar, centering over the brown ribbon, and tie it into a pretty bow.
6. Now it’s time to create a tag so that your guests know how to prepare the hot chocolate mix when they get home. Open Microsoft Word and create a new “8.5” by “11” document.
7. From the drawing toolbar, select the text box icon. Click on the document and drag your mouse to create a text box that’s 2 in. wide by 3 in. long. Click inside the text box and create a personal message for your guests. The instructions for cocoa preparation are “Mix contents in a large bowl with 2 2/3 cups boiling water. Makes 2 servings.”
Top Photo Credit: Kyle Dreier
Bottom Photo Credit: Jack Deutsch
Recipe Adapted from The DIY Bride—An Affair to Remember, Khris Cochran (The Taunton Press, 2012)