I am running like a crazy person getting ready for Christmas, as I'm sure most of you are as well. I love this time of year, but it's also the most stressful! One of my biggest stressors is finding a way to give a meaningful gift to the numerous teachers and friends of my three young ones. This year, I thought I'd try hot chocolate mix. It was easy and very tasty (oh yeah, I tried a few cups myself. Just a few....). I have yet to have time to cover the tops with the cute Debbie Mumm fabric I found at JoAnn's today, so that'll be this weekends project. Maybe I can get those wonderful kiddies of mine to help!
Hot Chocolate Mix
1½ cups skim milk powder
1 cup white sugar
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
¾ cup non-dairy creamer
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well. For a finer mix, combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix well. Add to small canning jars. Fill to the top. Seal with canning lids. Decorate as desired.
Store in an air tight container.
Directions for label (add to ribbon around jar or print out and use as a label on the jar)
Place 2 or 3 tablespoons in a mug and add boiling water or warm milk. Enjoy!
Decorate the jar lid with a circle of fabric or lace, tied on with ribbon or raffia.
"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."