Recently I got to thinking about all the artificial “stuff” that’s in my favorite packaged hot cocoa mix {hydrogenated oils, corn syrup and whatnot} and figured there’s a better way to enjoy this cozy treat. Enter my take on this simple recipe with only three ingredients. I’m sold!


Homemade Hot Cocoa {or Hot Chocolate}

Makes 5 3/4 cups mix or 92 eight-ounce servings

3 1/2 cups white or turbinado sugar
2 1/2 cups 100% cocoa
1 Tbsp. table salt

Gently stir ingredients until combined. Store in an airtight container or…

…make it into Christmas gifts! I divided the mix into four clear bags and put them in little buckets that I found in the Dollar Spot at Target. Then I tied some ribbons (also a Dollar Spot find) around the handle just to give them a little color and stuck some peppermints and Andes mints on top. On regular address labels I printed these instructions:

Homemade Hot Cocoa
Microwave one cup of whole milk just until hot.
Add two tablespoons cocoa mix and stir.
Top with mints or marshmallows. Enjoy!

*You can reduce the amount of salt if it’s too much for your tastes or play around with the ratio of sugar to cocoa to your liking.

Shared at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam’s Tasty Tuesday 


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