Okay, I know it may seem a little early to be talking about Christmas but for me the key to a stress-free holiday season is most definitely preparation. Present buying and menu planning may be the last thing on your mind at the moment but a little bit of effort now will make those last couple of weeks in December a lot more enjoyable.
Along with stressful, the month of December is also very expensive for most of us. How many times have you blown the present budget only to regret in when the credit card bill comes rolling in in January? I’m definitely guilty of this! We all want to treat our family and friends and maybe say a special thank you to people who have helped us or been there for us throughout the year. Edible gifts can make the perfect presents. They’re personal, thoughtful, practical (who doesn’t love food or drink?!) and most can be made for less than the cost of a cheap box of chocolates.
These Hot Chocolate Jars make the perfect edible gift. They are very affordable to put together and can be made well in advance, allowing you plenty of time to get on with enjoying the build up to Christmas.
Do you make your own edible gifts? Or have you received one in the past which you particularly enjoyed?
- 1 500ml jar
- 75g powdered milk
- 75g cocoa powder
- 50g sugar (you can use white sugar, brown sugar or coconut sugar)
- 50g dark chocolate chips
- 4 peppermint candy canes, crushed
- 25g mini marshmallows
- Wash and dry the jar and lid thoroughly. Spoon each of the ingredients into the jar, one at a time. Decorate and add a homemade label with the following instructions:
- "To serve, mix the ingredients together in the jar. Add 3 tablespoons of the mixture to a cup of boiling water. Stir and enjoy! The hot chocolate mix will keep in the jar for up to 4 months"
**DISCLAIMER** I was asked by Sainsbury’s to create a recipe for inclusion in their Edible Christmas Gifts roundup and was compensated for my time spent doing so.