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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Gift Jars

Make these peppermint hot chocolate gift jars for a fun handmade Christmas gift in a jar idea!
Author: Joy Kincaid


  • hot cocoa mix
  • mini marshmallows
  • candy canes
  • mason jars
  • baker's twine


  • Fill the jars 2/3 full with the hot cocoa mix. 
  • Add a layer of mini marshmallows. Leave enough space for the peppermint pieces at the top.
  • Crush the candy canes (add candy canes to a small freezer bag, seal the bag, and then pound the bag with a rolling pin). Be careful not to crush the candy canes so much that they turn into a powder. You just want chunks of peppermint in the top of the jar.
  • Add the peppermint chunks to the top of the jar and screw on the lid.
  • Download the printable tags here:
    Cut out the tag, punch a hole in the top, and then be sure to add the directions for making the hot cocoa on the back of the tag. I just added the directions found on the back of the hot cocoa container.
  • Tie the tag around the neck of the jar using the baker's twine.