Secret Pals were revealed tonight at my church’s women’s group meeting.
I hope my Secret Pal wasn’t trying to diet (is that even possible during the holidays?), because I nearly filled her gift bag with homemade goodies. Fudge, PB&J Blondies, Oreo Cookie Balls… and this Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix.
I found the idea for this on Ball Canning‘s facebook page. They are doing a “25 Days of Making and Giving” series that I have found pretty inspiring.
The original recipe, which filled a quart jar, was too big so I adapted it to fill a pint jar.
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
In a pint jar layer :
½ cup powdered milk
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup mini chocolate chips
¼ cup crushed candy canes
¼ cup mini marshmallows (or until the jar is full)
Add a tag that says, “Mix contents in a bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in an airtight container.”
I added a square of Christmas fabric on top of the lid and screwed the ring in place over the fabric. Then I tied the tag on with some red and white baker’s twine and called it a day.
Actually, no I didn’t call it a day. After making the hot cocoa mix, I whipped up a batch of my Mom’s fudge. But that is a story for another day. This momma is tired! There are only two weeks left until Christmas and I plan on relaxing and enjoying this magical time with my daughter.
I think I shall start relaxing right now.