Thursday, November 25, 2010

A budget Christmas, revisited

i originally posted this for christmas 2007 (have i been broke that long? sheesh), but just revamped the art. for you!

okay! so for those of us on a budget this year, homemade hot cocoa mix (in a jar!) with a little package of homemade marshmallows is a fab gift idea. (homemade marshmallows are TOTALLY worth it over store-bought, don't fear the martha recipe, for reals.)
and as a gift to YOU, my invisible pretend internet pals, i give you this label design to slap on a jar (fits avery labels #8164) plus my OWN fabulous hot chocolate recipe. all i ask is that you link back to my blog or mention me frequently in conversation or send me good vibes or something.

tina's super rich homemade hot cocoa mix
4 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup "best quality you can afford" unsweetened cocoa
(the dark chocolate kind is best)
1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1 cup malt powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
dump it all in a big bowl and mix thoroughly. it's 1/2 cup mix (8 tablespoons) per one mug hot water. this makes about 9 cups mix, or enough to nearly fill 3 one-quart jars. i put the accompanying marshmallows in a small chinese takeout container, but a ziplock-type bag with a ribbon works too.
this also makes a very nice hostess gift.

also! here is last year's, a label & recipe for homemade dog treats!

1 comment:

nancy ingersoll said...

Funny, I has just pulled your old post out of my recipe file and already bought the stuff to make the goods. Thanks for the new label!