Hot Chocolate

by Ryan Scott 4:03 AM, November 26, 2017

Aired November 27, 2017


2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 cup nonfat milk powder
1 teaspoon fine salt
Mini marshmallows
Mini chocolate chips

Optional extra toppings:
Cayenne pepper
Butterscotch chips
Peanut butter chips
Chopped candy canes


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.