I love to make food gifts in jars. It’s such an easy and beautiful project to gift. I have made cookie and brownie mixes for baby shower party favor gifts in the past and they are always well received. The cookie and brownie mixes are a little bit more work because I’ve had to print and cut out the recipe cards. With this food gift in a jar, you just layer all of the ingredients and the recipient can pour everything into a cup with warm water and stir. I think “heat, pour, stir, and go,” is self explanatory so I didn’t prepare or attach a directions card. However, I would love for you to let me know in the comments below if you would like for me to prepare a printable directions card. If I receive enough requests, I’ll see what I can come up with for you!
Christmas Cocoa in a Jar Recipe
(Recipe Makes 1 Jar Gift) – – Download Recipe Card Here
Ingredients & Supplies:
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Milk
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
- 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Mini Marshmallows
- 16 oz Mason Jar Mug
- Wide Mouth Canning Funnel (Optional)
- 3/8 or Smaller Christmas Ribbon (Optional)
- Gift Tag (Optional)
Before you begin, clean, sanitize, and completely dry your Mason jar mug.
Set your canning funnel on the top rim of your Mason jar. Measure and pour powdered milk into the bottom of your jar. Gently flatten the powdered milk layer with a small rubber spatula or spoon before adding the next layer.
Next, layer the unsweetened cocoa powder. Flatten with your spatula/spoon.
Add the granulated sugar on top of the cocoa powder layer.
Top the last powdered ingredient layer with your semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Fill the remainder of the jar with mini marshmallows.
Optional: Decorate your jar gift with ribbon and a gift tag.