December 12, 2011

Hot Chocolate Jars Tutorial {Mini Size}

Only a few hours left for the LDS Temple Necklace Giveaway from LDSDecor.com! Go HERE to enter. We made Hot Chocolate Jars for our R.S. Activity a few months ago, and I have to say they turned out so cute. I used small marshmallows in those ones, and topped them with a peppermint.

Hot Chocolate in a Jar

The little jars I picked up at Joanns for $1 each (with a 20% off total purchase coupon it was an even better deal!). There are possibly other sites out there that sell these, but I haven't looked at all.

I decided to make some more of them for gifts. But this time I bought the mini dehydrated marshmallows. (I've seen these in spice sections, but you can buy it in bulk at Cash&Carry (a business supply store) here in WA. Then I tried to find Andes mints pieces in red. No luck. So instead I used my left over Bob's Sweet Stripes mints and hammered them to pieces (while still in plastic). First I tested them to make sure they melted nicely in hot water (they do).

Hot Chocolate Jar Ingredients

Hot Chocolate Jars Recipe

4 Tbsp Hot Chocolate Mix
2 Crushed Bob's Sweet Stripes Mints
1.5 Tbsp Mini (Dehydrated) Marshmallows

Using a funnel, put 4Tbsp Hot Chocolate mix in the jar. Tap the bottom of the jar to pack down the mix a little. Top with Bob's Sweet Stripes mints spread around evenly if needed. Lastly add approximately 1.5 Tbsp Mini Marshmallows until almost to the top (leaving just enough room to close the jar). Close the jar, tie with a string or ribbon, and add a label, if desired.

Hot Chocolate Jar Steps

These are really quick and easy gifts that you can dress up with a ribbon, a label, a vinyl decal, or a tag, and give by itself or with a pack of cookies or all sorts of other things. They don't cost that much either, especially with bulk purchases. Of course left-over supplies are not a bad thing when it comes to this gift!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

how much water does it take to make the hot chocolate?

Maggie Muggins said...

2 Tbsp is the equivalent of one Hot Chocolate packet. So you can use up to 2 cups of water with this without it being too strong. I know a lot of people double up on the hot chocolate packages though so this is an individual size Hot Chocolate!

Netties Expressions said...

Thanks for sharing! This is such a cute idea!