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DIY Hot Chocolate Gift with Peppermint Spoons


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This DIY Hot Chocolate Gift with Peppermint Spoons is an easy gift that’s perfect for almost anyone. Who doesn’t love a delicious mug of hot cocoa?

spoons with chocolate and peppermint on them in a white mug with a tag on it that reads warm wishes this holiday season next to ornaments with title text reading Hot Chocolate Gift with Peppermint Spoons

My daughter wanted to make gifts for her friends this year and I suggested she make DIY Hot Chocolate Gift with Peppermint Spoons for each them. We knew her friends would love the gift, the fact that she was making them herself (with a little help from me) added a personal touch, and they’re really cute when they’re all packed up!

spoons with chocolate and peppermint on them in a white mug with a tag on it that reads warm wishes this holiday season next to ornaments and a Christmas tree

If you’re looking for an easy, inexpensive gift that will work for almost anyone, this gift idea is for you!

What You’ll Need

There are two parts to this gift — the homemade cocoa mix and the peppermint spoons. After you’ve made each of them, you’ll put them together to create this adorable gift.

Here’s everything you’ll need for the entire project:

How to Make DIY Hot Chocolate

It’s really easy to make your own hot chocolate. The cocoa mix is a made from a few simple ingredients and then we layer on the fun stuff (chocolate chips and mini marshmallows).

Step 1: Make Homemade Cocoa Mix

First, we need to make the hot chocolate mix. Combine the sugar, baking cocoa, powdered milk, and a pinch of salt in a bowl.

sugar, baking cocoa, powdered milk, and a pinch of salt in a white mixing bowl on a counter next to a wooden spoon

Mix well and add 6 tablespoons of the cocoa mix to each plastic baggie.

If you want to make this gift even easier, you can skip the homemade cocoa mix and just use store-bought. My daughter really wanted her gifts to be “homemade” so we opted for the DIY version.

Step 2: Add Chocolate Chips

Next, add a handful of mini chocolate chips on top of the cocoa mix.

Step 3: Add Marshmallows

Finally, add a handful of mini marshmallows on top of the chocolate chips.

Step 4: Close

Secure the top of the bag with a twist tie to close.

Twist the top of the bag closed. For a male reindeer, use a twist tie to secure the top of the bag.

How to Make Peppermint Spoons

This is the fun part. And, in my opinion, the part that makes this gift extra special.

Step 1: Melt Chocolate

First, follow the directions on the package of your melting chocolate to melt the chocolate.

red plastic spoons on a counter next to a plate, a bowl of crushed peppermints and a dish of melted chocolate

Step 2: Dip Spoons

Next, dip each spoon into the melted chocolate.

Step 3: Sprinkle with Peppermint Candies

Then, just sprinkle some of the crushed peppermint candy pieces on each spoon.

Step 4: Cool

Set the spoons on a paper plate or on parchment paper to let the chocolate cool and set.

red plastic spoons coated with melted chocolate and crushed peppermints on a white plate on a counter

Once the chocolate has set, slide each spoon into a small plastic bag.

Putting It All Together

Now we just need to package up our DIY Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Spoons to turn it into a present.

a bag of hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and chocolate chips next to a mug of hot chocolate and red plastic spoons coated with melted chocolate and crushed peppermints all on a counter

Place the cocoa mix in the bottom of the cup, then add the spoons.

If you want, print off these gift tags to attach to each mug’s handle:

a printable gift tag that reads Warm Wishes This Holiday Season just add water

Simply punch a hole in the corner and tie onto the handle using a piece of ribbon or one of the colored twist ties from the baggies.

spoons with chocolate and peppermint on them in a white mug with a tag on it that reads warm wishes this holiday season next to ornaments and a Christmas tree

That’s it! Your DIY Hot Chocolate Gifts are ready to give to friends, teachers, neighbors, or co-workers.

DIY Hot Chocolate Gift with Peppermint Spoons Recipe

Print off the recipe to keep in your holiday cookbook.

DIY Hot Chocolate Gift with Peppermint Spoons

An easy and adorable gift to give.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 gifts
Calories 715 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cocoa Mix Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate baking cocoa
  • ¼ cup powdered milk
  • One pinch of salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

Peppermint Spoons Ingredients:

  • 1 cup melting chocolate
  • ½ cup peppermint candies crushed
  • Plastic spoons

Instructions
 

Cocoa Mix Instructions:

  • Combine sugar, dark chocolate baking cocoa, powdered milk, and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • Pour six tablespoons of the mixture into a plastic bag.
  • Top mixture with a handful of dark chocolate chips.
  • Top chocolate chips with a handful of marshmallows.

Peppermint Spoons Instructions:

  • Melt chocolate according to package instructions.
  • Dip each spoon into the melted chocolate.
  • Sprinkle pieces of crushed peppermint candy on top.
  • Allow the chocolate to cool completely and set before packaging each spoon it a small clear gift bag.

Gift Assembly Instructions:

  • Place packaged hot chocolate mix inside mug.
  • Place packaged spoons inside mug.
  • Cut a piece of decorative cardstock to fit the printable gift tag and glue printable gift tag on top.
  • Attach gift tag to the mug’s handle.

Notes

Note: Each hot chocolate gift bag includes three servings of hot chocolate.

Nutrition

Calories: 715kcalCarbohydrates: 126gProtein: 7gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 72mgPotassium: 458mgFiber: 5gSugar: 105gVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 159mgIron: 2mg
Keyword hot chocolate spoon, peppermint spoon
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More Hot Chocolate Ideas

Hot chocolate is a favorite in my house during the winter so it’s one of my go-to winter and Christmas ideas. Here are some more hot chocolate inspired gifts and recipes.

If you’re gifting young children, you might prefer these Reindeer Hot Chocolate Gift Bags.

hot chocolate plastic gift bags in the shape of a reindeer with a red nose with more green and red pom poms on the table around them

Want to kick your hot chocolate up a notch? Try this Mexican Hot Chocolate.

a red mug of Mexican hot chocolate topped with whipped cream on a white table with cinnamon sticks in the background

4 thoughts on “DIY Hot Chocolate Gift with Peppermint Spoons”

  1. These make such cute gifts! And they’re so easy to make, too, which is great. Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday; I’m going to include your Peppermint spoons in my Party Features next week. Merry Christmas!

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  2. First off – LOVE the wonder woman logo 🙂 I love these spoons and I’m so excited to have these recipes to add to my list. Thanks for sharing them.

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  3. What a great and easy gift to make! We did this for teachers and librarians when my son was in preschool. It is so nice to have something special little ones can help make. Love the reindeer packaging. #craftyweekends

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  4. 5 stars
    I LOVE this idea! I like the spoons and how they look inside the cup too. And, it’s something that my kids and I can do together. Thank you for sharing this idea!

    Reply

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