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Christmas Hot Chocolate Gift Jars

Christmas is coming and I’m already getting in the spirit! I know, I know… “it’s still only November”, but come on – don’t be such a miserable sod. It’s so exciting!

It was a rainy afternoon today so Finley and I  made our first batch of Christmas Hot Chocolate Gift Jars. Here’s our mini Vlog and the ‘recipe’ is below.

Here’s what you need:

Mason Jars – choose your size, we went with biggies (1 litre capacity)

Dried Skimmed Milk Powder – bottom layer at 1 quarter jar quantity

Hot Chocolate Mix – second layer at 2 quarters jar quantity

Grated dark chocolate and/ or crushed candy canes – third layer at 1 eighth of jar quantity

Mini White Marshmallows – final layer, fill to the top

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  2. This is brilliant – both the idea and the vid. Love the music and the banter. Bless him, he’s a cutie! #stayclassymama

  3. My daughter does the same thing that your son does when icing cakes. More in her mouth than on the cake! Love it #stayclassymama

  4. Looks amazing! I am rubbish with crafty stuff but seems so straight forward but effective. Well done!! #stayclassymama xxx

  5. They look great – tasty and festive. And your blog is adorable #stayclassymama

  6. Such a good idea, perfect for kids and adults as you can take away or put the booze bottle in! I can’t wait to have some baileys:-) #stayclassymama

  7. This is genius! And I can have the kinder (kids) help in the making and distributing. Elves in tow, we can spread hot cocoa all over! Thank you for this awesome idea for gifting! #stayclassymama xoxox

  8. We’ve done exactly the same! Love the simplicity and craft side of it and that you can tailor the recipe or ingredients or even have a totally different treat in the jars! Here’s to Christmas…this time next month!!! 🎄🎄🎄

    #stayclassymama 🌺

  9. I love making these sorts of jars, cookie mix or hot chocolate. I’ve never used candy canes in hot chocolate, I think we’ll have to try that. In my experience people always appreciate a home made gift more as well. It’s been a while but I always used to make treats at Christmas, the kitchen is calling! #stayclassymama

  10. Haha I’am one of that who saying it’s still November:D but yeah that jars looks awesome it really nice idea

  11. I love making things like this! The Baileys is a nice touch 😉 #stayclassymama

  12. Wow – what a great little gift idea. Perfect for when visiting over the festive season #Stayclassymama

  13. These look and sound so yummy. The perfect winter warmer and christmas gift all in one.

    (Unhinged mummy stopping by from #stayclassymama). Thanks for hosting.

  14. What a lovely idea and a fabulous personal gift!! I would love to do something like this for the teachers at school, but we are usually so busy that I end up buying them a bottle of wine from the local shop and promising i’ll do better next year! #stayclassymama

  15. Brilliant idea. And great timing too. I really have no excuse not to take inspiration and get organised. But I know I’ll just leave it until mid December and spend more than I can afford online at the last minute. Still enjoyed watching Not Sarah though. #stayclassymama

  16. They look lovely, such a great gift idea!


  17. Love a pretty crafty gift! Looks great 🙂 #stayclassymama

  18. Such a great idea. I know a lot of hot chocolate lovers so this would make a lovely present.


  19. Love these!!! I’m going to make one for my niece as she is hot chocolate obsessed, and one for a friend too. WOuld you just tell them to add some to a mug with boiling water, since the milk powder is there? #stayclassymama

  20. This is such a great idea. It is so different to the usual homemade gifts.

  21. These are really cool, I love DIY gifts, Christmas is NOT about spending all your savings! It’s about merryment, kindness and sharing/ spreading JOY #stayclassymama

  22. Wow! These look awesome, wouldn’t mind receiving one of these under my tree! May have to give it a go, its a lovely gift idea. #StayClassyMama

  23. One of my daughters has put this on her Christmas list, so what brilliant timing – thank you Sarah and Finlay 🙂 Alison x #StayClassyMama

  24. I’ve seen these on pinterest but haven’t made them myself. It’s a nice idea, something more personal. #StayClassyMama

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