I made these cute little jars of hot chocolate mix for my MOPS friends. I wanted to get my three-year old involved in the mixing and filling of the jars, but he declined. However, these would be a great project if young child was willing to participate. As an added bonus, it uses upcycled baby food jars. You've probably got a ton in your basement, right?
First, I spray-painted the lids of baby food jars (the size 1 jars.) They hold about 1/3 cup of powdered mix and a few marshmallows. (The serving size is 1/3 cup of the powdered mix, so each jar is one serving.) The recipe makes enough for 20 single-serving jars.
This is the recipe for the hot chocolate mix:
3 cups powdered milk
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
1/4 t salt
Mix well and fill each jar with 1/3 cup. Top with marshmallows.
Include these instructions for preparing the hot chocolate:
Mix contents of one jar with 1 cup of hot water. Stir.
I wrote the instructions on brown paper bags and tied some yarn around the mouth of each jar.
They make cute little inexpensive gifts for friends, neighbors, or teachers.