Amy's recipe was similar to Martha Stewart's: just sugar and cocoa powder. She filled each jar about half-way and then topped it with mini-chocolate chips and mini-marshmallows. We followed that pattern, but we used a different recipe. I wanted something richer, and we found it here. First, I double-checked with class moms to be sure no one had a dairy intolerance (otherwise, the sugar and cocoa recipe would be just fine). Since it isn't an original recipe, I feel it's okay to repost.
Rich and fabulous homemade hot cocoa mix3 cups non-fat dry milk powder
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1/4 tsp salt
Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl. Pulse the blend in a food processor until the white chocolate chips are reduced to a powder. Store mix in an air-tight container for up to 3 months.
To make hot chocolate drink, stir 1/3 cup of mix into 1 cup of hot milk or water.
If you are interested in encouraging independence in your wee one, most stages of this project can be done easily without adult intervention:
- pour the measured cups into a large bowl
- stir the mix together
- pulse the food processor or simply press the "on" or "off" buttons
- use a small scoop (like a 1/4 cup measure) to scoop the finished mix into clean glass jars
- sprinkle the mini-chips and mini-mallows on top to fill
- place the lids on top
- screw the lids in place