Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Works for me Wednesday: Making your Christmas gifts!

I feel like Christmas is more about being together than buying the most expensive gift. My favorite gifts, often are the ones that are homemade :) I love receiving something that someone has put their heart into so I thought I would share one of my favorites!

I tried making my on cocoa and loved it! I found mason jars at Odd Lots and after filling the jars with my homemade cocoa, I topped them with some material and a ribbon. (You can even fill the top of the jar with mini marshmallows!) Its easy and will mean so much to those you give it to!

3 cups nonfat dry milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ cups Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
¼ tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Working in two batches, pulse ingredients in food processor until chocolate chips are finely ground. Store in an airtight container for three months, longer in refrigerator or freezer. Stir 1/3 cup of mix into 1 cup of hot milk. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Original recipe found here.