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

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

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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.

For you chocolate lovers try my Oreo Cookie Hot Chocolate.

I just have to share this photo with you for all you cat lovers.

I found this cat bed at a garage sale for $3, I love when my bargains are put to good use!

Ellie so sleepy in her bed

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

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

Yield: 1 jar
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Peppermint hot chocolate mix in a jar for less than $5. Makes a great stocking stuffer!


  • 1 24 oz. Jar
  • 1 Cup Hershey’s Cocoa Mix
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped peppermints or candy canes
  • 1/2 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.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 858Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 218gSugar: 193gProtein: 5g

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    • 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!
      • 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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