The Ultimate Hot Cocoa Kit

Once I saw this super creative homemade gift idea, Gingerbread House Cookie Kit, from Bee in our Bonnet featured on eighteen25, I knew what I was going to do as a special homemade present to my tween’s Girl Scout leaders.

It inspired me to create The Ultimate Hot Cocoa Holiday Kit! I picked up a couple craft organizers, lined each compartment with parchment paper, and filled each one with a delightful cocoa accessory. Love it!

Here is what I filled mine with (from top to bottom, left to right):

  • Homemade vanilla marshmallows (I used this recipe from Smitten Kitchen)
  • Sugar wafers
  • Rolled double chocolate wafers
  • Crushed peppermint candies
  • Malt powder (I put in a small treat bag with a twist tie)
  • Dark chocolate shavings
  • Shortbread biscuits
  • Baileys® Irish Creme

I then hand wrote labels for what each accessory was, and tied a few packets of Starbucks Hot Cocoa Mix (in different flavors) with a spoon on the top with some pretty holiday yarn. After making a couple of them, I realized they are a few other people I need to make these for. So fun, easy, festive and delightful! Who is on your homemade holiday list? This makes a great teacher, neighbor, sister, mother homemade gift! Enjoy!

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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  5 comments for “The Ultimate Hot Cocoa Kit

  1. December 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I LOVE this idea and so timely as I’m giving a hot chocolate machine to someone on my list and have cocoa mix and chocolate dipped spoons, but this would put it over the top! Thanks for sharing.

    • December 15, 2011 at 11:33 am

      Thanks for the great comment! I had so much fun making them – and it was my first attempt at homemade marshmallows – so satisfying! I love chocolate dipped spoons! I am going to have to try that next!

  2. December 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    This is an absolutely ridiculously adorable idea! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

  3. January 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Totally fab! What a great DIY gift. You could adapt this for other teacher gift ideas – kind of like a teacher’s tackle box.

  4. Aditi
    February 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I love the idea.I will try it.

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