Ok, that is a bad picture! But it's not mine, so I'm making do. I wanted everyone to get the idea of what I was talking about when I post this recipe for hot chocolate mix. I made these gifts over the weekend for my kid's teachers and bus drivers. I can't afford the gift cards most people buy, so I usually make something. Last year it was cookies, this year hot chocolate mix. I'll include a small bag of marshmallows and a candy cane. Tie with a pretty Christmas ribbon and put into Christmas paper bags and all are done and ready to give away!
Hot Chocolate Mix
2 (9.6 ounce) boxes of instant nonfat dry milk powder
1 (16 ounce) container of Nesquik powder
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup powdered non dairy coffee creamer
2 tsps. instant coffee granules
In a large bowl, combine dry milk powder, Nesquik powder, confectioners' sugar, nondairy creamer, and coffee granules. Spoon 1 cup of mix into each of 11 (1 pint) clear plastic bags. Top with marshmallows or include separately in a small baggie. Add a candy cane and ribbon.
To serve, spoon 1/4 cup mix into 1 cup hot milk or water and stir well.
Adapted from Cooking with Paula Deen
"And above all... Think Chocolate!"