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Hot Chocolate Party Favors

Quick, easy favors around the holidays that look fabulous and are unique but are inexpensive are sometimes just a Christmas miracle. But if you can take something simple, like homemade hot cocoa, and put it in interesting packaging, like a test tube, it becomes something that might create gift-envy.

Every year I make a giant container of this homemade hot chocolate recipe and we drink it for a good part of the winter. It’s the perfect powdered cocoa, and great for gift giving! Use the cocoa mix as a gift and attach the recipe on a tag for your lucky recipient.

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  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 ¼ cups instant nonfat dry milk
  • 2 cups instant chocolate drink powder
  • ½ cup malted milk powder, chocolate flavor
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup non dairy creamer (regular or flavored)

Mix ingredients thoroughly and store in airtight container.  For drinks: Combine 1/3 cup mix with 6-8 oz. hot water or milk.

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hot chocolate on a stick3

If you’d like a “haute” chocolate favor, you can’t go wrong with hot chocolate on a stick. The Giver’s Log gives a great how-to tutorial on their site, OR if you’re like me and the idea of tempering chocolate sends you running, they’ll also make some for you if you visit their shop at The Ticket Kitchen.

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.

Pattie Peters

Monday 23rd of September 2013

I work with special needs adults and would love to make the hot chocolate favors for them... very cute... where did you find the tubes? I love the idea of single servings... thank you for you time and willingness to share. P


Tuesday 24th of September 2013

I found the test tubes on Amazon. I searched for plastic sealed tubes, I believe, and came up with those.