12 Days of Homemade Christmas: Hot Chocolate/Cocoa Mix

by Shawnda on December 10, 2010

in Beverages,Christmas,Holiday Favorites

One of the most popular recipes on my blog is Homemade Chocolate/Hot Cocoa Mix. With vanilla beans and two kinds of chocolate, it’s richer, more decadent, and levels above any mix you can buy from a store. I’ve included a bag of mix in our goodie baskets for the last several years.

Pick up cellophane treat bags from your craft store and tie with a twisty tie and pretty ribbon. Pair it with homemade marshmallows, a small bottle of Bailey’s, and a fun mug. And don’t forget the card with preparation instructions!

Get the recipe: Hot Chocolate Mix

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1 Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) December 10, 2010 at 4:35 am

I love receiving such gifts. I’m a big fan of hot chocolate, so I’m hopping over for the recipe :)

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2 Nicole Abon December 10, 2010 at 11:26 am

I’m going to use this recipe in my holiday baskets. I can’t wait to make it! Thanks for posting!

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3 Amanda @ bakingwithoutabox December 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Vanilla beans! I’ve never made a hot cocoa mix with vanilla beans. Now I’m intrigued. Love this as a gift both to give and to receive. Thanks for sharing. Think I may have missed a day or two of gifts. Will have to go catch up.

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4 Leanne December 11, 2010 at 12:25 am

What a wonderful idea! Loving these 12 days

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5 Jennie @ Oh, Sweet Day! December 11, 2010 at 6:02 am

I just mixed up some homemade hot cocoa in bags to gift as well!

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6 Lauren J. December 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I just made this mix but made my own adjustments based on some other recipes I found. I used dark and white chocolate (instead of semi-sweet), and halved the recipe. It’s delicious!

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