Hot Cocoa Mix and Mug

Warm your friends' bodies and souls all winter long with this comforting just-add-water gift

Make mix by combining:

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 3 cups powdered milk and a
  • Dash of salt

(*This amount will fill two 3½" × 8" bags generously)

To decorate clear cellophane bags (available at paperpresentation.com),

1. Use a snowflake paper punch to cut shapes from white self-adhesive mailing labels.

2. Peel backing from snowflakes and stick them on bags.

3. Place bag inside mug and fill with cocoa mix.

4. Make a bag topper by cutting a rectangle from card stock, the same width as bag and 2" tall.

5. Fold in half horizontally. Fold top of bag down; place topper over fold and secure in center with staple.

6. Using card stock in a contrasting color, cut a rectangle ¾" tall and 1" shorter in width than the bag.

7. Center label on topper and glue in place. Wrap mug in ribbon, and tie a bow.

8. Cut a square out of card stock, and write instructions for making a single serving of cocoa.

9. Tuck inside mug.