Thursday, December 13, 2012

Snowman Cocoa Mix in Mason Jars

 I started making this cocoa mix last year after my friend Colleen shared the recipe. Everyone loves it, including my mom who appreciates getting refills throughout the year. 

I had the Wilton Food Writers on hand, so I used them to draw a snowman face on a marshmallow. There are four markers in the package, and I have the primary colors. To get the orange for the carrot, I dipped the yellow marker into a drop of red food coloring. 

I filled a sandwich size zip loc bag with the cocoa mix and placed it in a mason jar, and then added four marshmallows. I printed instructions on a tag and tied it to the jar. 

16 ounces Nestle Quick
 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
 1-1/2 cups of cremora
 1 box of powdered milk (box that makes 8qts)

Mix together. Use 3-5 tbsp. of cocoa mix ( I use 5 because I like it sweet) to a mug, and add one cup of boiling water. Stir well, and top with a marshmallow or whipped cream and chocolate shavings. This makes a very large amount of mix.

Note:  I bought all my ingredients in bulk at a Mennonite store, and you can use any brand.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm joining Stonegable for A Homespun Christmas Party and Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.



Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. I love this idea!!! If I where still working I might just copy this for my fellow employee's gifts. Oh, so cute!!!
    Happy Holidays.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. Great idea, think I will run to the store for supplies so I can give these to the girls tomorrow!

  3. These are the sweetest gifts! I used the food writers last year at my bunco party - I drew dice dots on marshmallows and mints...took forever and everyone teased me about liking to do tedious things - haha. I saw you went "pin crazy" with MC table pretty as they were, I couldn't imagine eating at one of them because they were so busy...and so layered...but needless to say breathtaking at the same time

  4. Very cute! Love the little faces:@)

  5. sounds so yummy and those marshmellows are adorable. thanks for the recipe.

  6. So adorable, Debbie! I'm bookmarking this for when my boys are allowed to have sugar highs :)

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  8. What an adorable gift, Debbie! I'm sure your dear Mom and everyone else loves receiving this cocoa mix. It just makes me smile to see the cute snowman. I need to get some of those food writer markers (with a coupon)!!

  9. The snowmen are adorable!
    Catching up, I have been busy!


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