DIY Hot Cocoa in a Jar



I know I am keeping you busy, but ’tis the season to be busy.  Another Do-It-Yourself project . . . like you don’t already have enough on your to do list.  I said, “I know!”  But hey, it is the holiday season and we all need a gift to give.  We simply can not forget those teachers that lovingly care for our kids, those neighbors that smile at us each day and those instances when you just need a little gift to say “happy holiday!”  So I am keeping it simple . . . real simple; I promise!  Remember it is just an idea to hopefully inspire you to make something for different people in your life . . . but it is a yummy idea!  And who doesn’t really just love yummy ideas?
This is a small gift that will put a smile on someone’s face, warm them up on a chilly day and all this chocolate goodness will satisfy their sweet tooth!  Now that’s a gift worth giving!  With just a few ingredients, a glass jar and a handmade label . . . your DIY Hot Cocoa in a Jais ready!
So ready, set, go . . . let’s start the gift making this holiday season!
DIY Hot Cocoa in a Jar
makes 4 cups
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons sugar (*I used Sucunat which is a less refined sugar)
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cinnamon stick
In a small glass jar, layer the cocoa, sugar, chocolate chips and top with cinnamon stick.
Make a handmade label which says, “Place all contents of jar into a small saucepan and add 4 cups of milk.  Gently simmer until everything melts and is warm.  Drink . . . YUMMY!
So why not whip up a whole line of glass jars and let the hot cocoa gift giving begin.  In my opinion, a super delicious treat equals a super delicious gift!  Sometimes the littlest gifts can leave the most heartfelt feeling.
To giving a little gift to say “happy holidays!” . . . one DIY Hot Cocoa in a Jar gift at a time!  Hugs, M.

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