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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DIY Christmas Chocolate Gift Ideas!

Adorable and delicious homemade chocolate Christmas gifts that even the littlest hands can craft. I have an assortment of last-minute Christmas gifts. Don't forget you'll need some unique gift wrapping ideas, too!

Check them out!

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Christmas Jug

Ingredients:

1 26 oz. package of instant nonfat dry milk

1 6 oz. jar of powdered non-dairy creamer

2 cups powdered sugar

1 16 oz. can of instant chocolate drink mix

Method:

Mix all ingredients together and fill cans. The amount of gifts this recipe will make will depend on how big your containers are. Include the following directions on a tag or on the inside lid: Mix three heaping tablespoons (you may need to adjust this amount depending on the size of the spoon you attach to the can) with one cup of hot water.

Note: To make the hot chocolate extra special be sure to mix in crushed peppermints, mini chocolate chips or mini marshmallows.

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Cookie Mix in a Jar

Ingredients:

1 16 ounce mason jar (for dry ingredients)

1 4 ounce mason jar (for wet ingredients)

1 small tag

1 piece of ribbon

1 ¼ cups blanched almond flour

¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup dark chocolate chips

¼ cup grapeseed oil

¼ cup agave nectar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

Place dry ingredients in the 16 ounce mason jar

Place chocolate chips on top of dry ingredients in mason jar

Place wet ingredients in the 4 ounce mason jar

Punch a small hole at the top of your tag

Tie larger jar with ribbon and tag

Give the gift of high protein yum to a friend

Give them the link to this post so that they have the directions below

gluten free chocolate chip cookie mix gift jar

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Christmas Mug

Each year I love giving home baked goodies for Christmas and each year I get frustrated because most of the goodies I make don't turn out!  I have to resort to store bought treats instead and it doesn't feel very personal. This year, I wanted to be a little more creative than just cookies on a plate and that's when this idea came to mind. First I found a mug at the dollar store then decorated the outside of it with rub-ons and ribbon. I tested the rub-ons first to make sure they would stay on during hand washing and surprisingly they did! Then I filled the mug with Hershey kisses and pretzel sticks and made a fun little card to go with it. This way, instead of trying to make chocolate covered pretzels, the receiver of the gift, can enjoy melting the chocolate and dipping the pretzels on their own!  This fun project can also be used with more decorative rub-ons like flowers and sayings like "thank you". Perfect for any gift giving occasions or great gifts for friends or teachers!

Christy

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DIY Hot Cocoa Favors

What you’ll need:

100, 12″ Disposable Decorating Bags (x3)

Chocolate powder (x2 from Costco or Sam’s club)

75 teeny, tiny hair ties (x2)

Marshmallows bags (x4)

Twine (x1)

Favor tags (optional: download printable tag)

hot chocolate wedding ideas

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut decorating bags around 6.5″

Step 2: Fill bag with 2 tablespoons (or whatever your chocolate powder suggests) with chocolate.

Step 3: Use the teeny, tiny hair tie to close off the chocolate. (You may need to cut the access bag after tying it off. The picture below, for example, should be cut so there’s just about a 1/2 inch of bag showing after the hair tie.)

Step 4: Insert chocolate filled cone into another decorating bag; make sure seams line up.

Step 5: Scoop out a 1/4 cup of marshmallows and poor into decorating bag on top of the chocolate cone.

Step 6: Tie a piece of ribbon, yarn, or string above the marshmallows. You need to make this tight so the marshmallows don’t dry out. I tied it into two knots.

Step 7: After string is secure around bag, add your favor tag and tie it into a pretty bow.

Step 8: Repeat as many times as necessary.

And there you have it, a quick, easy, and affordable wedding favors that are perfect for fall and winter weddings!

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Classic Cocoa

Ingredients:

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup powdered milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

Preparation:

Layer sugar, cocoa powder, powdered milk, salt, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.

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So which one you’re going to make? All of them, way to go! Enjoy and there are more coming!

Anything peculiar you’re looking for? Let me know and I’ll get them!

See you soon!

Happy chocolate day!

 

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