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Gifts From The Kitchen: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Gifts From The Kitchen are the best kind of gifts!  Make this Peppermint Hot Chocolate mix and give it as a gift to friends and family this holiday season!

Today I’m excited to be a part of the Seasonal Simplicity blog hop, where a group of us bloggers are sharing homemade gift ideas with you!  Easy and creative gift ideas to make for your friends and family this holiday season.  Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing this blog hop.  Make sure to check out all of the gift ideas in the links at the bottom of this post!  xo

As part of this hop I’m sharing a simple and delicious gift of Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate. I’m actually sharing 2 ideas…Chocolate Peppermint and White Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

I love the idea of giving something that’s been made by hand, with care and love. And gifts from the kitchen are extra special…it’s nice to be able to give and receive gifts that you can use even after the holidays.  This Peppermint Hot Chocolate is that kind of gift.  Just imagine the receiver of your gift enjoying a cup of your homemade cocoa on a cold wintery night.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This Peppermint Hot Chocolate is homemade using just 2 simple ingredients:  cocoa powder and sugar.  That’s it.  Then I topped it off with mini marshmallows and crushed candy canes.  So simple and delicious!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

I packaged everything up in these pretty jars and finished it off with a pretty Christmas ribbon.  Another great thing about this gift is that the jar can be used later as a cookie jar!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

White Chocolate & Peppermint Hot Cocoa

I also packaged up a White Chocolate Peppermint version for a gift, but I bought the cocoa mixture for this one….I saw it in the bin at Bulk Barn and had to try it!  I topped this jar off with mini marshmallows and mini Christmas coloured vanilla chips (which are also from Bulk Barn).

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

So pretty.  And tasty.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Happy holidays from me to you. xo


Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Make this Peppermint Hot Chocolate mix and give it as a gift to friends and family during the holiday season!  Makes a great hostess gift.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups powder 1x


  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows (more if you like)
  • 2 tbsp crushed candy canes (more if you like)


  1. Mix together the cocoa powder and sugar.
  2. Add the mixture to a pretty jar.
  3. Add a layer of marshmallows.
  4. Sprinkle on the crushed candy canes.
  5. Tie with a pretty bow and gift away!

Keywords: homemade hot chocolate, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, peppermint hot chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

More Homemade Gift Ideas for the Holidays:

Make sure to check out more DIY Gift Ideas for the holidays (many with free printable tags)!  I hope you’ll be inspired to make something to give!

DIY Simmering Potpourri at The Happy Housie
Scandi Style Printable Gift Tags at tatertots and jello
Wooden Calendar Holder at Lolly Jane
Peppermint Hot Chocolate at A Pretty Life
Makeup Gift Bag at Inspiration for Moms

Rudolph the Red Toes Reindeer Gift Tags at Tauni Everett
Hot Chocolate Gift Ornament at Clean and Scentsible
Chili and Garlic Olive Oil Holiday Gift at Satori Design for Living
Daiso Hot Chocolate Gift at Paint Me Pink
Gingerbread Slime Recipe with Printable Gift Tags at All Things With Purpose

Farmhouse Kitchen Wrap Free Printable at Hallstrom Home
Potted Paper Whites with Printable Gift Tags at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Printable Christmas Wine Gift Tags at The Heathered Nest
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with a Gift Tag at Happy Happy Nester

Candy Cane Dipped Hot Cocoa Spoons at Jenna Kate at Home
Etched Glass Water Bottles at TIDBITS
Homemade Cheese Straws at Life is a Party
Gift Idea for the Pink Loving Baker at Summer Adams Designs

Christmas Flower Gift Box at Craftberry Bush
Hand Lettered Christmas Gift Tag Printables at Modern Glam Home
DIY Cozy Treat Filled Sock at Grace Gathered Home
DIY Metallic Candlesticks at Love Create Celebrate

Happy Holidays!

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  • Reply
    November 27, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    Love how you wrapped it all up. Super cute!

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    Rhonda Hallstrom
    November 27, 2018 at 2:03 PM

    I love myself some hot chocolate! Now adding peppermint oh I am going to have to make this! This looks delicious.

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    Jennifer Lifford
    November 27, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    So cute! That white hot chocolate sounds good too!

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    Kendra |
    November 27, 2018 at 5:24 PM

    I love the idea of homemade hot chocolate mix! And we love the Bulk Barns white hot chocolate… I’ll have to make some up for some gifts this season!

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    November 27, 2018 at 9:53 PM

    This is so cute and I love peppermint. Thank you for sharing Jo-Anna and for being a part of the blog hop.

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    December 1, 2018 at 5:18 AM

    I just LOVE Hot Chocolate!! I would totally drink hot cocoa every day if my husband would let me hehe Have a wonderful holiday season Jo-Anna!

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    December 7, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Can you tell me the size jar (or what to search to buy jars like) you used for the hot cocoa mix?

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      December 7, 2019 at 6:18 PM

      Hi Marla! These jars are small…they’re the 16 oz Anchor Hocking glass jar. Hope that helps!

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    September 25, 2021 at 12:07 PM

    How much of the mix do you use for a single serving?

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      September 27, 2021 at 2:22 PM

      Hi Toni! I would use about 2 tbsp of the mix with 1 cup milk…then adjust if needed.

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