Mint Cocoa Mix

This Mint Cocoa Mix makes a great gift for all the hot chocolate lovers out there. Ready in 5 minutes!

hot cocoa in a mug with marshmallows

I wanted to do something a little different for Christmas this year so I made this Mint Cocoa Mix to give as gifts. Super easy to make and makes a great gift that everyone will enjoy.

mint cocoa mix

Previously I made my Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate for the holidays but this year I wanted a more traditional type of Hot Chocolate.

This time I decided to use crushed peppermint candies in the mix instead of peppermint extract.

hot chocolate in a mug

During the Holidays you can usually find pre-crushed peppermint candies at your local grocery store. If you can’t find any, simply put the peppermint candies or candy canes in a ziploc baggie and use a rolling pin to crush them.

hot chocolate with candy cane

You will need the following ingredients to make this Mint Cocoa Mix recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Instant Chocolate Drink Mix, Nonfat Dry Milk Powder, Powdered Sugar, Powdered Non-Dairy Creamer, Peppermint Candies and Miniature Marshmallows.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Mix well until all the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Divide the cocoa mixture into gift bags or in airtight containers. I like to use mason jars if gifting them. Optionally add miniature marshmallows.
  3. To prepare the hot cocoa, place 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix in a mug. Stir in hot milk until well blended. Add as many marshmallows as want.

Printable Recipe Card

Mint Cocoa Mix

Mint Cocoa Mix

This Mint Cocoa Mix makes a great gift for all the hot chocolate lovers out there. Ready in 5 minutes!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 53
Calories 141 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 7 ½ Cups Instant Chocolate Drink Mix
  • 25 oz Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
  • 2 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Powdered Non-Dairy Creamer
  • ½ Cup Peppermint Candies, crushed
  • Mini Marshmallows, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Mix well until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Divide the cocoa mixture into gift bags or in airtight containers. I like to use mason jars if gifting them. Optionally add miniature marshmallows.
  • To prepare the hot cocoa, place 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix in a mug. Stir in hot milk until well blended. Add as many marshmallows as want.

Notes

→ The Cocoa Mix can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 220mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 293IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 185mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Sharon says:

    I was never a fan of hot chocolate. But I think with the peppermint it really does make a big difference. This is so easy to make and oh so delicious. I made these as gifts for Christmas and as suggested I used mason jars and I included a bow on the lid. They were a great hit with everyone. Thanks to the Chef for posting this recipe and making my gifts a little easier.