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Playing Ryan Scott's Hot Chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar, powdered
  • 1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk powder, nonfat
  • 1 teaspoon salt, fine
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini chocolate chips
Optional extra toppings:
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • canes, Chopped candy

Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.

For individual servings, scoop 3 tablespoons of cocoa mix into 12- to 16-ounce mason jars. To each jar, add a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips and a few marshmallows, and close the lid.

To serve, fill jars with boiling water and stir.

For a bulk hot cocoa mix gift, fill the jars ⅔ of the way up, layering with mini chocolate chips to create a multi-layered effect. Fill the last ⅓ with marshmallows.

Decorate hot cocoa jars with a recipe tag, festive stickers and ribbon; tie a mini bottle of booze and a cocktail recipe tag for grownups.