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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Frugal Family Recipes (featured column)
by Michelle Jones

Whether you're looking for an inexpensive Christmas gift to make for everyone or just a few family and friends, this Hot Cocoa Mix really does make a great gift!

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10 1/2 c. nonfat dry milk powder
5 ounces non-dairy creamer
1 lb Nestlé's Quick Chocolate Milk Mix
1/3 c. sugar


In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients listed above and stir with a wooden spoon until blended well.

Pour cocoa mix into glass canning jars, attach label (see below), and top with a pretty square of fabric. For each jar, cut a 24-inch piece of red satin ribbon. Secure the fabric onto the top of the lid by tying the ribbon around the rim of the jar.

For the label include these instructions:

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Combine together in a coffee cup...

1/4 c. cocoa mix
3/4 c. hot water 

Stir to blend. Enjoy!

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