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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Ornament (with Gift Tag)

This DIY salted caramel hot chocolate ornament is quick to put together and with our secret recipe, will be a joy to receive! It’ll be ready in minutes, so let’s get started.

salted caramel hot chocolate mix in ornament with gift tag which reads Baby, It's Cold Outside

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Ornaments with Gift Tag

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, it’s no secret I love making gifts for everyone. But, I always forget someone.

This year, however, I am prepared with these easy DIY hot cocoa ornaments. And I’m helping you out by sharing an adorable printable gift tag and this delicious hot cocoa mix. Gift giving made easy, right?! I’ve created this fun gift with a salted caramel hot cocoa recipe.

If you’re looking for a regular hot cocoa recipe and gift idea, check out these other hot chocolate gift ideas on Ruffles and Rain Boots:

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Ornament Gift

Ingredients for Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

You can print out the recipe card for the salted caramel hot chocolate mix below, but make sure you grab everything you need:

  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups dark chocolate baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup powdered milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (we used Hawaiian sea salt)
  • 1 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup salted caramel chips
  • 1 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Optional, 4 tablespoons red decorating sugar
  • Optional, salted caramels (for gifting)

salted caramel hot chocolate in white mug on wooden table with text which reads salted caramel hot cocoa recipe

Supplies for This Easy Hot Cocoa Ornament Idea

The salted caramel hot cocoa dry mix is pretty darn awesome on its own, but to make the hot cocoa ornament, you’ll need:

free printable gift tag for hot chocolate ornament with text which reads Baby, It's cold outside

How to Make a Quick DIY Hot Cocoa Ornament Gift

Just as a note, this recipe makes 4-5 ornaments and you can buy clear ornaments in packs of 4, 6, and 10. Coincidence? Nope, not at all. Get ready to make a few fun gifts in just 10-minutes, friends!

photo collage of how to make a salted caramel hot cocoa ornament and gift tag

  1. Mix sugar, baking cocoa, powdered milk, and salt until combined. Remove the ornament’s top and funnel 1/2 cup of the mixture into each ornament.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup of dark chocolate AND 1/4 cup of salted caramel chips into each ornament. Try to keep the layers separated for a wow-worthy presentation.
  3. Fill the remainder of space in the ornament with miniature marshmallows. Sprinkle in about a tablespoon of red sugar, if using. Replace ornament top.
  4. Cut gift tag and affix to Buffalo check paper. Punch a hole in the tag and attach to the ornament with twine.
  5. If you’re gifting these ornaments with a few chewy salted caramel candies (recommended), tie them up with a piece of twine and deliver them with the hot cocoa ornament!

Easy Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Yield: 1

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Ornament (with Gift Tag)

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Ornament Gift

This DIY salted caramel hot chocolate ornament is quick to put together and with our secret recipe, will be a joy to receive!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups dark chocolate baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup powdered milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (we used Hawaiian sea salt)
  • 1 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup salted caramel chips
  • 1 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Optional, 4 tablespoons red decorating sugar
  • Optional, salted caramels (for gifting)

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar, baking cocoa, powdered milk, and salt until combined. Remove the ornament's top and funnel 1/2 cup of the mixture into each ornament.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup of dark chocolate AND 1/4 cup of salted caramel chips into each ornament. Try to keep the layers separated for a wow-worthy presentation.
  3. Fill the remainder of space in the ornament with miniature marshmallows. Sprinkle in about a tablespoon of red sugar, if using. Replace ornament top.
  4. Cut gift tag and affix to Buffalo check paper. Punch a hole in the tag and attach to the ornament with twine.
  5. If you're gifting these ornaments with a few chewy salted caramel candies (recommended), tie them up with a piece of twine and deliver them with the hot cocoa ornament! photo collage of how to make a salted caramel hot cocoa ornament and gift tag

Notes

Supplies Needed:

4 or 5 clear ball ornaments

1 piece, Buffalo Plaid patterned card stock (or get this and print at home)

Twine

Printable "Baby, It's Cold Outside" gift tags here, 4 to a page

Funnel or piece of paper coiled into a cone

Glue (or double-sided tape) and a hole punch

For more fun Christmas gift ideas, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 636Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 110gFiber: 5gSugar: 96gProtein: 5g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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Easy Christmas Gift Idea - Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix in Ornament with Printable Gift Tag

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