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Giftable Single Serving Hot Cocoa

Single Serving Hot Cocoa- perfect to gift in little containers filled with marshmallows, peppermint, etc

I found these little plastic ornaments at Michael’s (orig. $1.99, sale $.99) a few days ago and thought they would be PERFECT to fill with something.  I love that they are square, and are able to sit up nicely, as opposed to the round ones you usually find.  The lids popped out no problem and they were super easy to assemble.

Single Serving Hot Cocoa- perfect to gift in little containers filled with marshmallows, peppermint, etc

I decided to fill these with single servings of hot cocoa.  I loaded them up with marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, and crushed peppermints just for good measure.  I used a small funnel to get everything inside (except the marshmallows, those just dropped right in).  They turned out exactly like I imagined in my head- I love when that happens!  These would make an adorable, inexpensive gift.  You could even add it to a gift like a book or a gift card to make it a little more thoughtful.

Single Serving Hot Cocoa- perfect to gift in little containers filled with marshmallows, peppermint, etc

I also made these printable tags that you can attach to the containers so your recipients know how to make the hot cocoa.  Download the free printable here.

Giftable Single Serving Hot Cocoa

5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Emily Grace

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • fill remaining space with: mini marshmallows mini chocolate chips, and crushed peppermint (about 1 generous tbsp each)

Instructions

  • Fill each container with the above ingredients.
  • Be sure to include a note to the recipient with cooking instructions: Add contents to large mug. Heat 1 cup milk 1-2 minutes or until hot. Gradually add hot milk to mug, stir until well blended. Add 1/4 tsp vanilla.

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Iron: 0.8mg
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Cathy

Thursday 30th of July 2015

Cute. I wonder how easy it is for the recipient to remove the contents to make the cocoa?

Mandee Thomas

Tuesday 6th of January 2015

What a fun little gift idea. I wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see what you share with us this week :)

WendysHat

Thursday 18th of December 2014

This is such a cute idea! I love hot chocolate and ornaments and craftyness.

Krystal Zollinger

Wednesday 17th of December 2014

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

Jamie

Sunday 14th of December 2014

These are just adorable! Such an easy gift idea! I might have to do this for our preschool teachers!

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