01 December, 2012

Hot Cocoa Mix

This is a great seasonal gift idea. 

Hot Cocoa Mix ingredients
Makes about 1.5-quarts (enough for 20 cups) 
3 cups nonfat dry milk
2 cups confectioner's sugar
1.5 cups Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder, regular or Dutch process
1.5 cups Kroger Private Selection white chocolate chips, or other good quality
Couple dashes salt

Optional garnish
Cinnamon or peppermint sticks

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate — Add 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon to the mix.

Mocha Hot Cocoa — Add 1/2 cup instant coffee to the mix. 

Raspberry Hot Cocoa — Reduce confectioner's sugar to 1.5 cups and add 1 (3-oz) box raspberry gelatin to the mix.

Mix everything together; divide in half and pulse each batch in food processor until chocolate is finely ground. Store in airtight container up to three (3) months.

To make hot chocolate, stir 1/3 cup into 1 cup hot milk. Top with Whipped Cream, mini morsels or mini marshmallows.

View Rita Heikenfeld's recipe.

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