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Playing Ryan Scott's Hot Chocolate

For the perfect DIY holiday gift, all you need is this recipe for homemade cocoa mix from Ryan Scott + a mason jar!

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  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 cup nonfat milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini chocolate chips
Optional extra toppings:
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Chopped candy canes


Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.

For individual servings, scoop 3 tablespoons of cocoa mix into 12- to 16-ounce mason jars. To each jar, add a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips and a few marshmallows, and close the lid.

To serve, fill jars with boiling water and stir.

For a bulk hot cocoa mix gift, fill the jars ⅔ of the way up, layering with mini chocolate chips to create a multi-layered effect. Fill the last ⅓ with marshmallows.

Decorate hot cocoa jars with a recipe tag, festive stickers and ribbon; tie a mini bottle of booze and a cocktail recipe tag for grownups.