Hot Chocolate Gift Jars

I had a fun hot chocolate party at my house this week, and I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to have friends over for yummy food, chatting, relaxing, and hot chocolate–especially after the really crazy fall our family had. The Christmas season can get just get overwhelmingly busy, and this year I decided to make a conscious effort to slow down and enjoy the things that matter most to me.  I’m so glad I did, and we had a fabulous time. I made these cute Hot Chocolate Gift Jars as favors and Christmas gifts for my guests, and I thought I’d share them with you too!

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I used milk bottles, but you could use mason jars, or even clear treat bags if you wanted to.    Layers of hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and crushed peppermint fill the jar, then a cute tag is tied around the top with baker’s twine…in just minutes you can have an adorable gift that’s perfect for teachers, friends, neighbors and more! They are super cute and super easy…two of my favorite things!

Hot Chocolate Gift Jars | simply

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-hot chocolate mix

-mini marshmallows

-crushed peppermint

milk bottles or mason jars

-baker’s twine

-white cardstock

-printable tag (download below)



Start with a clean jar, then fill it about 2/3 full with hot chocolate mix. I used a homemade paper funnel to make the job SO much easier! (Take a piece of paper, roll it into a funnel shape, then tape shut.  Trim it down to the desired height.)

Add marshmallows nearly to the top, then sprinkle in crushed peppermint. You can buy it already crushed, or fill a bag with candy canes and pound them with a rolling pin. I’ve done both, they both work!

Print the tag onto white cardstock, distress the edges if desired, punch a hole in the top and tie it on with baker’s twine or ribbon!

Hot Chocolate Gift Jars | simply


(For personal use only—not intended for resale or distribution.  Copyright Kierste Wade.)

merry christmas tag

Hot Chocolate Gift Jars | simply

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