“I don’t know if there’ll be snow but have a cup of cheer” with this quick and easy Spice Cocoa Mix.
This mix is packaged in a quart-size can that has been painted light blue and sprinkled with sticker snowflakes. Small chocolate cups are filled with mini marshmallows and served with this cocoa mix. “It’s a Marshmallow World!”
¼ cup unsweetened special dark cocoa
1 cup sugar
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground all spice
2 cups instant non-fat dry milk
1 cup non dairy creamer
10 small baggies
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl, stir to combine. Fill small baggies with dry mix.
Package for gift: Fill a decorative tin with one cocoa mix baggie. Attach gift tag instructions with a small box of chocolate mini cups.
Gift Tag Instructions: Place 2-3 tablespoons of mix into a 6 ounce mug,
add boiling water and stir. For richer chocolate, add warm milk.
Top with mini chocolate cups filled with mini marshmallows or dollop of whipped cream.
Chocolate Mini Cups
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
Small paper baking cups
- Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, process 50 seconds on high until chips melt.
- Line mini paper cups with melted chocolate using a pastry brush. Let harden in refrigerator, when ready to use, remove paper cup from chocolate.
- To serve: fill chocolate cup with whipped cream or mini marshmallows, sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. Add to hot chocolate or coffee.
- Yield: 5 mini cups