Easy DIY holiday gift idea

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If you have someone who is a fan of hot chocolate a great idea is to make a hot chocolate jar! This is an affordable and creative idea for neighbors, co-workers, or friends!

Directions:
1. Purchase mason jars (1 for each person you are gifting it to), cocoa powder, mini marshmallows, candy canes, chocolate chips, ribbon, and thick paper
2. First, add the cocoa powder to the bottom of the jar. If you want to make 6 servings per jar, add 6 cups of cocoa powder.
3. Next, crush the candy canes and add a layer of them into the jar along with marshmallows and chocolate chips. You can place these in any order you want!
4. Cut the paper and use it to write a sweet note or keep it simple with "Happy Holidays". You can get as creative as you want. Then use the ribbon to tie it around the jar!
5. ENJOY :)




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  • Shira Shira on Dec 14, 2016
    This is such a cute idea! I am so behind on my gift giving prep and this looks like something that can be done last minute without appearing like you were running late  . Thanks for sharing it!

  • Shawna Bailey Shawna Bailey on Dec 15, 2016
    Wow! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Joan Joan on Dec 15, 2016
    Can you post what you have printed on the attached tag and possibly a link for the tag itself?

  • Ellen Dennis Ellen Dennis on Dec 15, 2016
    6 CUPS ? of cocoa ?

  • Andrea Jackson Andrea Jackson on Dec 15, 2016
    I've had brownies in a cup (single serving). I think there's a recipe on Pinterest. Just put all the ingredients with some chocolate or peanut butter chips (optional) in a really nice mug. Use a plastic zip to hold them and use the mug as the gift wrap. Just put gift wrap on top and secure with a nice ribbon with a card with instructions. They then only follow the instructions and microwave it to have a personal brownie.

  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Dec 15, 2016
    Great idea for last minute gift needs! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jenny Becker Jenny Becker on Dec 16, 2016
    Are you sure you mean 6 CUPS of cocoa powder, it seems like a huge amount?

    • Nicolette Spargo Nicolette Spargo on Dec 16, 2016
      It just depends on how many servings you want a jar to make! Each serving uses 1/2 cup of cocoa.

  • Ariel Ariel on Dec 16, 2016
    This is super cute (and looks super yummy!)

    Are there other toppings besides the crushed candy canes you would suggest?

    • Nicolette Spargo Nicolette Spargo on Dec 16, 2016
      Caramel chips, toffee pieces, white chocolate chips, sprinkles, m&m's. Whatever you think would taste good in hot chocolate! The baking aisle of any store always has great choices!

  • Ariel Ariel on Dec 16, 2016
    These sound so good! Now craving some hot chocolate - thank you!

  • Lwi11866967 Lwi11866967 on Dec 17, 2016
    What is the complete recipe for the Hot Chocolate?

    Thanks

  • Glenna Cairl Weaver Glenna Cairl Weaver on Dec 17, 2016
    I don't think she means baking cocoa powder ... I think she means the hot cocoa powder (like you would get in a Swiss Miss or Nestle packet).

  • Debra Day Stewart Debra Day Stewart on Dec 18, 2016
    The picture shows more items than you are saying

  • Tamera Dykes Tamera Dykes on Dec 19, 2016
    I found these Jar recipes. You would have a bitter hot mess if you used the poster's recipe.
    Peppermint Hot Chocolate
    ¼ cup powdered milk
    ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    ½ cup sugar
    ½ cup chocolate chips
    ½ cup candy cane, crushed
    Birthday Cake White Hot Chocolate
    ¼ cup powdered milk
    ½ cup vanilla pudding mix
    1 cup white chocolate, shaved
    3 tbsp white cake mix
    1 tbsp funfetti sprinkles
    Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
    ¼ cup powdered milk
    ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    ½ cup sugar
    ½ cup chocolate chips
    ½ cup peanut butter chips
    Lavender White Hot Chocolate
    ¼ cup powdered milk
    ½ cup vanilla pudding mix
    1 cup white chocolate, shaved
    2 tbsp lavender
    Toffee Hot Chocolate
    ¼ cup powdered milk
    ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    ½ cup sugar
    ½ cup chocolate chips
    ½ cup toffee bits
    Instructions you give with the jar : “Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in airtight container.”

    Here is a link to the peppermint one shown in OP.

    • Nicolette Spargo Nicolette Spargo on Dec 19, 2016
      That is just the recipe I used, everyone likes different things though! Thanks for sharing alternatives :)

  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Dec 19, 2016
    Thank you!

  • Arlene Swan-der Kinderen Arlene Swan-der Kinderen on Dec 20, 2016
    How do you fit 6 cups of cocoa powder into the jar?

    • Nicolette Spargo Nicolette Spargo on Dec 20, 2016
      It depends on the jar size! The one pictured is not the one I made specifically. If you get a large jar you can fit more so there will be multiple servings!