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Homemade Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This Homemade Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix is rich, creamy, and makes the best hot chocolate! You'll never buy the store bought mix again!

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade hot chocolate, Homemade hot cocoa mix, mason jar gift
Servings: 12
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • cup (210g) powdered sugar
  • 6 ounces (170g) semi-sweet or dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (80g) cocoa powder, any kind is fine
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
Hot Cocoa Mix:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until powdery.  Store in an airtight container.  

To Use:
  1. Heat one cup of milk in a saucepan until it starts to simmer.  Add in ¼ - ⅓ cup of hot cocoa mix and whisk until well combined. 

  2. Pour into a mug and top with any desired toppings. 

To Make Mason Jar Gift:
  1. Spoon hot cocoa mix into a 1-quart mason jar (I like to use a funnel to help keep things cleaner). Gently tap jar on the counter to help layers settle. Add a layer of mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Seal with lid and attach the recipe card.

Recipe Notes
  1. This makes about 3 1/4 cups of hot cocoa mix. 
  2. Feel free to use semi-sweet or milk chocolate in place of the dark chocolate if you prefer.
  3. Use a high-quality chocolate and cocoa powder for this recipe for best results.  Brands such as Lindt and Ghirardelli for solid chocolate and Hershey's will work great for the cocoa powder.
  4. I added mini marshmallow and chocolate chips to this mason jar gift but feel free to add different items such as crushed peppermints, toffee bits, different flavored marshmallows, or even different flavored chocolate chips.
  5. This will keep at room temperature for up to 3 months.
  6. Nutrition facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition is just for the dry mix. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
Amount Per Serving (5 tablespoons)
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 381mg11%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.