Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa – Mason Jar Gift

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DIY Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa mason jar gift - DontMesswithMama.com

Need an inexpensive DIY gift idea? Try this peppermint hot chocolate in a jar. It costs about $5 to make and it’s a fantastic holiday Christmas gift for friends, teachers, neighbors, etc.

It’s a piece of cake to make this mason jar gift. Just layer each ingredient and top with a lid and a decorative ribbon (I love raffia or twine for an rustic look). This simple gift is naturally gluten free and features natural and organic ingredients – free of artificial colors.

Here’s a sugar-free option: Omit the sugar and allow the gift recipient to add raw honey or organic maple syrup as a sweetener. To make this vegan, use non-dairy milk and omit the chocolate chips.

DIY Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a Jar Gift



  1. Get a 1-quart Mason jar.
  2. Layer cocoa powder, sugar, salt, chocolate chips and peppermint candy.
  3. Top with a lid and add a gift tag with these directions: Mix entire contents in a bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup of cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk (cow, almond or coconut milk). Store remaining mix in Mason jar. Makes 12 servings.

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  1. Jacqueline says:

    Hello, Tracey,

    I love this idea! I am thinking of gifting all of the adults in my family a mason jar of hot cocoa for Christmas; so they have something to look forward to, much like the children. ;^)

    My question to you: Would the 1/3 cup of cocoa mix be for a standard-size 8 oz mug?

    Thank you,
    Happy holidays,



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