I had some leftover candy canes and Chex cereal left over from making Chex Mix so when I found this recipe I knew I needed to make it. It may be difficult finding peppermint baking chips. Look for them anyway because this recipe is delicious.
I decided to post it so I can put it on my Christmas baking and making page for next year.
It’s the last week of December/first week of January. Crazy 2013 is almost done. This year has been full of highs and lows. The high being our vacation to Virginia, South Carolina, Atlanta, and Alabama. The low being the loss of my father-in-law. We knew that my father-in-law was not in the best of health but we didn’t know we would lose him so suddenly. The vacation is full of memories with him that the whole family will cherish. I’m so glad we went on the vacation.
I’m now looking towards 2014. We are planning our trip to Disney. Todd and my fourth time as a couple and the second time as a whole family. It’ll be the sixth time I’ve visited Disney. However, I don’t think you would count one of the times because I was down there for four months as a college intern.
I don’t have any resolutions for the next year. Actually I do have one resolution. My father-in-law played Santa for 45 years and was kind towards family, friends, and even strangers. He would talk and really listen to others. So I am going to be a Santa to my friends, family, and even strangers. Do you have any resolutions?
Here’s another easy gift idea. Who doesn’t like a nice cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows? Okay maybe someone who doesn’t like chocolate. Since it’s winter, this is a nice gift to help the recipient of the gift warm up on those cold days.
Hot Chocolate Mix
Stars of the recipe:
2 c. dry milk
1/2 c. cocoa powder
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. non dairy creamer (I used French vanilla.)
optional: mini marshmallows, mini candy cane, or chocolate chips
Combine all the ingredients except for marshmallows, mini candy cane, or chocolate chips.
When ready to make a cup of hot chocolate, place 2 to 3 heaping Tbsps. of mix in a coffee mug.
Pour 6 ounces of boiling water over the mix.
Top with either chocolate chips, marshmallows, or mini candy cane.
If you want to make a Mexican hot chocolate, add 2 tsp. ground cinnamon to the mix.
If you are going to give it as a gift, place 6 Tbsp. of the mix in a bag and the marshmallows or chocolate chips. If you are going to give a candy cane, tape it to the outside of the bag. Place the instructions: combine 2 – 3 Tbsp. mix with 6 ounces of boiling water.
Are you looking for an easy gift to give for Christmas or the holidays? This is an easy mix to whip up. Place in a fancy holiday bag with instructions and give to a friend or relative. (Or be like me and put in a snack sized bag with the instructions. I have an overabundance of sandwich/snack bags.)