Wednesday, 18 December 2013

{Christmas Gifts} Posh Hot Chocolate in a Jar

So there is only one week to go until Christmas! Perhaps you've had all your presents wrapped and ready for a while now, but who doesn't have a few last-minute gifts still to prepare? I've an idea for a hot chocolate gift a few times, and yesterday I had to opportunity to fill a jar myself. It was very easy and quick to make, and a lot of fun too. And it would make a wonderful gift because it's been handmade and presented with love and care. It will keep for a while too because all the ingredients are dry and sealed in the jar. 

Basically, you layer up sugar, cocoa powder, milk powder and finally chocolate and mini marshmallows in a clean sterilised jar and add a tag explaining how to use it. You can add a sticker label, ribbon or raffia, and a gift tag to make a sweet gift even sweeter! It would be worth making several jars at a time as you will always find someone to give them to.

Posh Hot Chocolate In A Jar

Approximate measures per jar:
2/3 cup granulated sugar
An empty jam jar, clean
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup milk powder
1/3 cup dark chocolate
1/3 cup white chocolate
1/3 cup mini marshmallows

    To sterilise your empty jar, put it in the dishwasher or fill it with boiling water and then drain after a few minutes. The heat will clean and kill germs. Dry the jar thoroughly.
    Take 1/3 cup (or a heaped tablespoon) full of the sugar and carefully pour it into the bottom of the jar. Gently shake the jar so that it settles in an even layer.
    Next do the same with 1/3 cup cocoa powder, and then 1/3 cup milk powder. Make sure they form fairly even layers.
    If you have only reached half the height of the jar or less, repeat the pattern once more, so you have six layers.
    Chop the chocolate finely and layer it on top of the last layer of milk powder. Top with the mini marshmallows. 
    Decorate as you wish, and add a tag or label with the following instructions: Shake or mix the contents of the jar together until combined and return to jar. Add five teaspoons to a cup or hot milk or water and stir for a delicious cup of festive hot chocolate!

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely gift idea - love your label too!

    Happy Christmas


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