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Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Gift with Printable Tag

This mason jar hot cocoa gift is a fun gift to make and is such a frugal holiday treat idea. Grab the kids and let them help!

close up photo of mason jar hot cocoa gift with greenery on wooden table

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Dry Mix Mason Jar Hot Cocoa: Flavor Ideas

Oh, I love this gift. It’s simple, can be customized and you can make a TON of them without ever giving the same gift twice! This mason jar hot cocoa gift idea is also really fun to make with the kids. And we like fun Christmas crafts here on Ruffles and Rain Boots.

One note: get chocolate hot cocoa powder and white chocolate flavor, too. The variations we have used (so far) are below and I’ve made you a printable recipe page (the watermark doesn’t appear on the printed version).

  • Choc-o-Holly: milk chocolate hot cocoa + chocolate chips + mini marshmallows
  • Snow-Kissed: white chocolate hot cocoa + white chocolate chips + mini marshmallows
  • Minty Kissmas: milk chocolate hot cocoa + mint chips + crushed peppermint candies + mini marshmallows
  • Fiery Hot: white chocolate cocoa + red hot candies + mini marshmallows (it’s good)
  • Salted Caramel: chocolate hot cocoa + caramel candies + sea salt + mini marshmallows
  • The Melty Snowman: white hot cocoa mix + snowman icing decorations + mini marshmallows (kid favorite!)
  • Ginger Fun: milk chocolate cocoa mix + 1 tsp gingerbread spice mix + gingerbread cookie pieces (or these gingerbread icing decorations)

7 Recipes and Fun Printable for Dry Hot Cocoa Recipe Ideas

Ingredients and Supplies 

Friends, this is an easy craft and if you’re looking for a frugal gift idea, look no further. It’s quick to come together and the kids can definitely help!

close up of layered hot cocoa gift in mason jar with text which reads Ruffles and Rain Boots .com

How to Make a Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Gift 

  1. Pour the cocoa mix into the small mason jar. Lightly tap the jar on the counter to settle.
  2. Top the cocoa with mini marshmallows.
  3. Add chocolate chips to the top of the marshmallows.
  4. Optional, add crushed peppermint candies or candy canes.
  5. Seal the jar, print and hole punch the printable gift tag, and tie it on with a piece of ribbon.

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mason jar hot cocoa gift with text which reads 7 hot cocoa gift dry mix recipes

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Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Gift with Printable Tag

close up of layered hot cocoa gift in mason jar with text which reads Ruffles and Rain Boots .com

This mason jar hot cocoa gift is a fun gift to make and is such a frugal holiday treat idea. Grab the kids and let them help!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • about 2 ounces of milk chocolate hot cocoa powder or white cocoa powder (our favorite)
  • about 1 ounce of mini marshmallows (enough to form a layer on top of the powder)
  • regular or mini chocolate or mint chocolate chips
  • optional, crushed peppermint candies or candy cane

Tools

  • mini mason jar (8-ounces)
  • ribbon and hole punch
  • printable gift tag (download it here along with the printable cocoa mix list)

Instructions

How to Make a Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Gift 

  1. Pour the cocoa mix into the small mason jar. Lightly tap the jar on the counter to settle.
  2. Top the cocoa with mini marshmallows.
  3. Add chocolate chips to the top of the marshmallows.
  4. Optional, add crushed peppermint candies or candy canes.
  5. Seal the jar, print and hole punch the printable gift tag, and tie it on with a piece of ribbon.
close up photo of mason jar hot cocoa gift with greenery on wooden table

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Download Your Free Printable Gift Tag

Don’t forget to grab your free gift tag and printable cocoa mix list here. No sign up is required – happy gifting!

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Emma

Sunday 15th of August 2021

I like the ideas. Thank You!

Crissey

Monday 26th of October 2020

I’ve tried accessing the link with the instructions and it’s not opening. Is it still available? I want to make these this year for gifts. Can you help?

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

I just clicked on the link in the article and it is working. If you are using an Apple device, a new "thing" is that Safari isn't opening pages sometimes. You can copy the url here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ct0FpEqBO33-7vrsbD6f3poiSOQJILTy

Katie

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

How much water or milk? And pour the whole jar in?

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Friday 8th of November 2019

The tag linked has the instructions, Katie - you can use it or create your own for the gift recipient. It's 1 cup + the jar.

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