We take this to Holiday parties and on camping trips. Dress up the jar, and it makes a great Holiday gift.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
8 cups of mix
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine powdered milk, chocolate pudding mix, chocolate drink mix powder, creamer, confectioners' sugar, and cocoa. Divide the mixture between two 1 quart jars. Seal, and decorate as desired. These can be stored in a dry area for up to 3 months.

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  • Attach a tag with the following instructions: Hot Cocoa: Dissolve 1/3 cup cocoa mix in 1 cup boiling water.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 9.8g 20% DV; carbohydrates 26.1g 8% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterol 33.6mg 11% DV; sodium 160mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
This is to die for hot cocoa, it really tastes like something from a gourmet coffee/chocolate shop! I made gift jars for Christmas and called it snowman soup! I used Coffee-Mate's creamy chocolate powdered creamer, and Wilbur Chocolate's cocoa powder (because I live right outside of Lititz, PA)! I would suggest that you sift the powdered sugar and cocoa to break up the lumps for a nice powdery consistency. In addition to the hot cocoa mix, I added a few Wilbur Chocolate Buds, and Hershey Hugs kisses, mini marshmallows, and peppermint sticks to stir it all up! The presentation was adorable! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2005
This original recipe really lacked the chocolate flavor and sweetness we enjoy in hot cocoa. So I added more powdered sugar and cocoa until I reached the desired taste. I put in a small baggie topped with mini marshmallows and put in a holiday mug for teacher's gifts. Hope they enjoy! Read More
(23)
270 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 130
  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 42
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
This is to die for hot cocoa, it really tastes like something from a gourmet coffee/chocolate shop! I made gift jars for Christmas and called it snowman soup! I used Coffee-Mate's creamy chocolate powdered creamer, and Wilbur Chocolate's cocoa powder (because I live right outside of Lititz, PA)! I would suggest that you sift the powdered sugar and cocoa to break up the lumps for a nice powdery consistency. In addition to the hot cocoa mix, I added a few Wilbur Chocolate Buds, and Hershey Hugs kisses, mini marshmallows, and peppermint sticks to stir it all up! The presentation was adorable! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
Made wonderful little gifts last Christmas. I added my own blend of cinnamon and nutmeg... yummy. Will do again this year! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
This recipe saved me for Valentines Day! The gift i was planning on fell through last minute so i needed something quick. I found a really adoreable jar at a craft store and layered the ingredients inside. Because i did it in layers i added a few ingredients for kicks two layers of red sprinkles (just around the edje ) two layers of mini marshmellows and one layer of miniature chocolate chips in the middle. (if you try this make sure to -pack- down each layer before adding the next one!) I also used vanilla flavored creamer instead of plain for a little more depth. (also because i don't use plain creamer and didn't want the extra on my shelf!) It turned out wonderfully! i topped it off with a dash of cinamon and tied a thick red ribbon around the lid. It's adoreable and he'll love it! i mixed the extra ingrediants for myself and my roommates to enjoy (this recipe makes a TON!) and we love it. thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2005
Absolutely delicious! Pre-made store-bought cocoa tastes so bland after drinking this stuff! I advise using the Wal-Mart store brand chocolate drink mix (generic of Quik) because Quik doesn't give it much flavor... and using chocolate-flavored powdered creamer gives it an extra cocoa boost. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
It is without doubt the best I've ever had. I usually won't drink hot cocoa unless it's been whipped through the blender with milk added but this recipe didn't need all that fuss. I'm giving it to all my kids for Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
I decided to try this recipe for simple gifts this year. My 2 1/2 year old daughter helped me mix up the ingredients (she was very excited to help!) and we made two batches. We filled 6 pint jars and almost 3 quart jars! My one addition to the mix was a bit of cinnamon. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This recipe is incredibly filling. We took it camping and usually just had this for a quick meal when we didn't have any energy or desire to make anything else. When I made a 2nd batch I did use Chocolate Malt Ovaltine just to add some nutrition since we were using it as a quick meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
Great recipe. Really quick and easy. My 4 year old loves it. Since Christmas is on a buget this year we're giving this as gifts for the teachers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2004
Good recipe but I added extra powdered milk and felt it tasted better. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2005
This original recipe really lacked the chocolate flavor and sweetness we enjoy in hot cocoa. So I added more powdered sugar and cocoa until I reached the desired taste. I put in a small baggie topped with mini marshmallows and put in a holiday mug for teacher's gifts. Hope they enjoy! Read More
(23)
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