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Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade hot chocolate mix is the perfect way to have a warm cup of hot cocoa, or great layered in a jar for a cute gift!


  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Sugar

Optional Mix Ins: (Add up to 1 cup total)

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallow
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanut butter cups


  • Combine powdered milk, cocoa powder and Sugar in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • To serve, combine 1 cup of hot water or milk and 1/3 cup of hot chocolate mix.

To layer hot chocolate in a jar:

  • Pour powdered milk into a large 1 qt jar with a funnel.
  • Pour cocoa powder into jar on top of powdered milk.
  • Pour sugar on top of cocoa.
  • Top Sugar with optional mix ins.
  • Seal and label.


Sugar can be substituted for Splenda® No Calorie Sweetner to cut the calories a little bit.