DIY Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a Jar {the perfect holiday gift!}

A photo of a jar of peppermint hot chocolate in a jar tied with twine and two mini candy canes with a bag of Wildly Organic Hot Chocolate Mix in the background.

There is nothing more comforting than a hot mug of homemade hot chocolate. It’s so cozy and makes such a sweet treat during the colder months. Wouldn’t it be great to get the gift of hot cocoa? This DIY peppermint hot chocolate in a jar makes the perfect DIY holiday gift! It’s simple to make with real food ingredients, sweet (literally!), and perfect for anyone who likes to hibernate during the colder months.

DIY Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a Jar Recipe

Hot chocolate is one of those winter-time staples that brings you back to being a kid. Hot chocolate helped you warm up after skating. It was a toasty comfort while you watched the snow. It was the perfect drink for watching movies with your family.

There’s no better gift than a DIY hot chocolate mix! On top of it’s tastiness, throwing together this DIY hot chocolate gift is so simple. Just three ingredients and you’re done!

Traditional hot chocolate mix is typically loaded with processed sugar, additives, and all sorts of unnecessary ingredients. Don’t worry! There’s a real food option! Wildly Organic Hot Chocolate Mix only contains three ingredients: raw, organic fermented cacao powder (Fair Trade certified!), dairy-free organic coconut milk powder, and organic coconut sap sugar. Minimal ingredients but still loaded with hot chocolate flavor.

Cacao powder is one of the purest forms of chocolate and while it may seem slightly bitter on it’s own, when mixed with a sweetener it resembles a dark chocolate. The hot chocolate mix contains coconut milk powder. Not only is it a healthy fat which will help slow the release of the sugar, it also helps make the hot chocolate creamier and more decadent. Coconut sap sugar, while still a sugar, actually has some nutritional perks to it. It contains prebiotic fiber which can help your digestive system to an extent.

While the hot chocolate mix is delicious in itself, adding the candy canes and some mini chocolate chips just makes it a little more decadent and festive!

This DIY hot chocolate in a jar gift is extremely simple to make. Mix all the ingredients, portion it out into a jar, tie on some twine and gift to your family and friends! However, if you’re feeling fancy, it’s always nice to print off the directions to make a hot mug of cocoa for the recipient. So grab a jar, a piece of twine, some stock paper, and this tasty DIY peppermint hot chocolate recipe and let’s get started!

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Will you make this DIY Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a Jar for someone special this holiday season?

DIY Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a Jar
This DIY Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a Jar makes such a thoughtful DIY gift. It’s simple and gives us all a feeling of comfort on a cold day. Make a few jars and pass them out to neighbors, friends, and teachers!
    Servings1 gift
    Prep Time5 minutes
    • 1cup Wildly Organic Hot Chocolate Mix
    • 2tablespoons mini chocolate chipsdairy-free if need be
    • 5 mini candy canescrushed
    • 2 mini candy canesoptional for decorating
    To Make DIY Peppermint Hot Chocolate:
    1. Mix the hot chocolate, crushed candy canes, and chocolate chips together. Pour into the jar.
    2. Print or write the directions on stock paper.
    3. Use the twine to tie on the remaining two mini candy canes and the directions (if using).
    To Use Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix
    1. To enjoy the homemade hot chocolate, simply mix 2 tablespoons of the candy cane hot chocolate into 1 cup of your preferred milk.
    2. Heat in a small saucepan on the stove over medium until hot, but not boiling.
    3. Whisk frequently until the powder dissolves into the milk. Enjoy!

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