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Hot Chocolate Gifts

Below are some tasty DIY holiday treats you can make for friends, family or coworkers! To make these sweet holiday treats, you will need food-safe clear plastic fillable ornaments or plastic pastry bags to hold your decadent creations, as well as ribbon, bows, gift tags, and other festive materials to decorate your DIY gifts.

Salty Caramel Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups (625 ml) sugar
  • ½ cup (125 ml) cocoa
  • 4½ tbsp. (68 ml) of fleur de sel
  • 1 cup (250 ml) powdered milk
  • ¾ cup (190 ml) brown sugar
  • 1½ cups (375 ml) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the sugar, cocoa, fleur de sel, powdered milk and sugar.
  2. Remove the ornament stoppers and place equal amounts in each ornament using a funnel.  
  3. Lastly, add the chocolate chips.
  4. Replace the stopper in the ornament. Attach a gift card with hot chocolate preparation instructions.

Write the following directions on the card:

Stir the mixture. To one cup of water, add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the mixture and a few drops of vanilla. Whisk well. Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy.

 

Rudolph Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups (375 ml) sugar
  • ¾ cup (190 ml) cocoa
  • 2 cups (500 ml) powdered milk
  • 1 cup (250 ml) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups (500 ml) mini marshmallows

Decoration:

  • 2 attachable eyes
  • 1 red pom-pom
  • 1 brown pipe cleaner

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the sugar, cocoa and powdered milk.
  2. Pour the mixture into disposable pastry decorating bags.
  3. Finish by adding chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  4. Close and seal the pastry bags.
  5. Decorate with the eyes, pom-pom and pipe cleaner.
  6. Attach card with preparation instructions, and give as gift

Write the following directions on the card:

Place the marshmallows aside. Mix the chocolate chips into the powder mixture. Into a cup of water, stir 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the hot chocolate mixture. Whisk well. Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add a few marshmallows on top, serve and enjoy.  

 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (250 ml) sugar
  • 1 cup (250 ml) cocoa
  • 1 cup (250 ml) powdered milk
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
  • ½ cup (125 ml) crushed peppermint candy cane
  • ½ cup (125 ml) mini marshmallows

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa, powdered milk and salt.
  2. Remove the ornament stoppers. Pour the mixture into the ornaments in equal parts using a funnel.  
  3. Add the broken candy cane and the marshmallows.
  4. Replace the stopper in the ornament. Attach a gift card with hot chocolate preparation instructions.

Write the following directions on the card:

Place the marshmallows aside. Mix the hot chocolate mixture with the candy cane. Into a cup of water, stir 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the hot chocolate mixture. Whisk well. Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add a few marshmallows on top, serve and enjoy.

 

White Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup (63 ml) sugar
  • 1 x 3.3 oz. (102 g) vanilla pudding mix powder
  • 1 cup (250 ml) powdered milk
  • ¼ cup (63 ml) sugar snowflakes
  • 1 cup (250 ml) white chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla pudding mix and powdered milk.
  2. Remove the stoppers from the ornaments and pour in the mixture in equal parts using a funnel.
  3. Add the sugar snowflakes and white chocolate chips on top.
  4. Replace the stopper in the ornament. Attach a gift card with hot chocolate preparation instructions.

Write the following directions on the card:

Stir the ingredients. Add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the mixture into 1 cup of water. Whisk well. Warm over medium heat stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy. 

 

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