Okay…my kids are obsessed with Peppermint Hot Chocolate. The past few weeks we have been visiting Starbucks more than often to savor their craving. Since I have been working on my Christmas list, I decided to create my own homemade version of Peppermint Dark Hot Chocolate Mix that will make the perfect holiday food gift. I used dark chocolate instead of milk or semisweet chocolate, but feel free to use your favorite. It has been said to lower blood pressure, work as a powerful antioxidant and even help release endorphins to boost your mood. It’s super easy and inexpensive to make, and everyone loves it.
Peppermint Dark Hot Chocolate Mix
1 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup miniature marshmallow
10 small peppermint sticks, chopped about 1/4 cup
Peppermint for garnish
1. Layer first 7 ingredients in a 1 quart jar.
2. Add a ribbon and a tie a card and write the following:
Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug with 1 cup boiling water or skim milk and garnish with peppermint, if desired. Store remaining mix in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.