Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

“We make batches of this minty, malted milk-flavoured hot chocolate to give as gifts. Be prepared—friends will return the jars for refills!” —Sara Tatham, Plymouth, New Hampshire

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa MixPhoto: Taste of Home
Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix
Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix
Servings Prep Time
20servings (6-2/3 cups hot cocoa mix) 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
20servings (6-2/3 cups hot cocoa mix) 30minutes
Ingredients
Portions: servings (6-2/3 cups hot cocoa mix)
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: servings (6-2/3 cups hot cocoa mix)
Units:
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix chocolate drink mix, malted milk powder and baking cocoa. In another bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and creamer.
  2. In each of four 1-pint canning jars, layer 3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder, 3/4 cup chocolate mixture, 3 tablespoons chocolate chips, 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar mixture, 3 tablespoons chocolate chips and 1/4 cup candy canes, pouring ingredients through a large funnel or a waxed-paper cone. Press candy canes down to fit if needed.
  3. Cover and store in a cool, dry place up to 2 months (mixture will settle). To use, transfer contents of jar to a covered container; mix well.
  4. To prepare hot cocoa: Place 1/3 cup combined mix in a mug; stir in 3/4 cup hot water until blended.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 serving prepared hot cocoa: 315 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 3g fibre), 6g protein.