Peppermint Hot Chocolate In A Jar ~ Christmas Gifts Under $5

By | December 3, 2013

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a Jar makes a perfect gift for under $5.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a jar at

You can easily make these for under $5 using decorative jars from the Dollar Store.  You can even buy some of the mix at the Dollar Store.

All you need  is hot cocoa, sugar, crushed candy canes and Peppermint marshmallows.  They make great gifts for friends and family and chocolate lovers.


I found the Wilton Peppermint flavored spoons at Michael’s.  *So cute!!*  I used a 50% off coupon and got a package of six for $3.  I love it when I get a good bargain, especially on Wilton products.

Check out my Oreo Cookie hot chocolate made with Oreo cookies and added right in to the cocoa mix.  It’s double the chocolate and double delicious!!

Oreo Cookie Hot Chocolate

oreo hot chocolate


Peppermint Hot Chocolate In A Jar ~ Christmas Gifts Under $5
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Peppermint hot chocolate mix in a jar for less than $5. Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 Jar
  • 1 24 oz. Jar
  • 1 Cup Hershey's Cocoa Mix
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Chopped peppermints or candy canes
  • ½ Cup Peppermint or white marshmallows
  • Ribbon and gift tag
  1. Layer ingredients in this order. Hot cocoa, sugar, peppermint and top with marshmallows. Tie a ribbon and gift tag around lid.
  3. Pour one cupfull of milk in a sauce pan. Add 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Mix well until dissolved and warm. Do not boil. Pour back into cup and top with marshmallows and crushed peppermint.
You can purchase the jars and candy canes at the Dollar Store. Depending on your Dollar Store, you may find all the ingredients there.

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    1. Pamela A

      I LOVE this idea, this would be great as a gifts for the neighbor’s! I would love to include “instructions” with the gift – can you tell me how this would be used or served?

      PS – Love your blog – so many great ideas!

      1. Marti Post author

        It would be to pour one cup full of milk in a saucepan, add 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa stir well and until milk is hot but not boiling and chocolate has dissolved. Then add 2 teaspoons of sugar, mix well. Pour in cup and top with marshmallows and top it off with crushed peppermints. Enjoy and I’m so glad you like it! 🙂


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