Establishing a few quick, easy, and affordable gifts and having them on hand is vital during the holiday season. However, with a few items from Dollar Tree, gift giving is easier than ever! Fill Dollar Tree’s $1 canning jars with hot cocoa mix, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and crushed peppermints to create a Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar gift. Top it off with a sweet note and ribbon, twine, or a bow, and you’ve got a sweet gift. Make a batch of these at the beginning of the holiday season to keep on hand for easy gifting: perfect for teachers, the mailman, coaches, neighbors, and more. These jars are also great for Christmas party favors. Follow these steps to create them within minutes.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Hot Cocoa Mix
- Canning Jars
- Chocolate Chips
- Rolling Pin
- Ribbon, Twine, or a Bow
Easy Step-by Step Directions:
- Wash the canning jar.
- First, layer about 1/3 cup of cocoa in the bottom of a canning jar.
- Next, layer 1/3 cup of chocolate chips on top of the cocoa.
- Place your peppermints in a sealable bag and crush them up using a rolling pin.
- Then, layer ¼ cup of crushed peppermint on top of the chocolate chips.
- Load on the marshmallows to the top of the jar, and close the lid tightly!
- Add a sweet note and directions of “Mix with 2 cups of hot water and enjoy!”
- Tie a ribbon around the jar, and keep on hand for easy gifting!
Want more awesome gift ideas? Check out our other Holiday Gifting Ideas on the blog!