Homemade Peppermint Mocha Mix In a Jar #SundaySupper #HolidayGift

[ 61 ] November 11, 2012 |

WOW. We are already over a week into November. The holidays will be here before I know it. I have not started shopping, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start getting prepared by making some super fun homemade gifts.

This week’s #SundaySupper is all about sharing Holiday Gifts from The Kitchen. When you make something by hand, your gift has so much more meaning and added love than something you bought from store. It’s even better when your homemade gift is super tasty and heart warming like my
Homemade Peppermint Mocha Mix.

Homemade Peppermint Mocha Mix in a Jar www.InTheKitchenWithKP

1 cup powdered milk
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup instant coffee granules
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chocolate mint chips
1 cup crushed peppermint candy

1. Layer all ingredients in 1-quart size jar
2. Jar will contain 12 servings

I should have experimented a little. I think I would have preferred to make a few more pretty layers, and even attempt a little more design to them if possible. I happen to be assembling my jar while my 2 little demon adorable children squabbled non-stop in the playroom. Note self…make in an empty house next time.

Feel free to use different size and shaped jars and get creative. Just keep the ratio of ingredients the same. You can also hang a cute decorative tag on the jar with directions for use.

  • Mix contents of jar in a large bowl
  • For each serving, place 1/3 cup mix in a mug, and stir in 1 cup boiling water.
  • Store remaining mix in airtight container.

I used the recipe for peppermint cocoa mix HERE as my inspiration, and this week the #SundaySupper team has 50 incredibly gorgeous holiday gifts from the kitchen to share with you this week!  If you were planning to scour Pinterest for homemade gifts to make in the next month we got you covered!

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Homemade Peppermint Mocha Mix In a Jar
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup instant coffee granules
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chocolate mint chips
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candy
  1. Directions:
  2. Layer all ingredients in 1-quart size jar
  3. Jar will contain 12 servings
  4. Attach directions to jar
  5. Mix contents of jar in a large bowl
  6. For each serving, place ⅓ cup mix in a mug, and stir in 1 cup boiling water.
  7. Store remaining mix in airtight container.


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Happily married with two children, Karen does not hesitate to rebuff her family’s hungry advances at mealtime, while she styles and photographs their dinner to share on Instagram before serving them. In The Kitchen With KP is full of family friendly adventures around Atlanta (and beyond), plus simple recipes everyone can feel comfortable trying. In fact, her whole family participates in the cooking/baking fun on a regular basis.

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  1. The flavors are wonderful Karen, it´s the perfect drink for a cold holiday morning! Happy Sunday!
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  2. What a fun idea Karen! Love this gift from the kitchen!
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  3. Renee says:

    Nice recipe and gift idea. Very festive for the holidays with the peppermint.
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  4. Nicole @ The Daily Dish
    Twitter: dailydishrecipe

    Yummy!! I love all things chocolate and coffee, throw in some delicious mint and I’m SOLD!
    Great gift idea Karen!
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  5. What a fabulous gift to give and receive! I can’t wait to make some and share it!
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  6. Tora Estep says:

    What a wonderful idea! This would be such a treat for the right person.
    Tora Estep recently posted..Pancake mix with apple cider syrup and candied walnuts: A gift from the kitchen for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. Tara Noland says:

    What a great idea, I love the crushed candy canes in there and I have actually bought some already as the CITY ran out last year??
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  8. Soni says:

    Would love to try this :)Love the chocolate, candy and mint combo :)Perfect gift idea for the Holidays !!
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  9. Conni Smith
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    What a great gift!!! This will make someone very happy :)
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  10. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing
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  11. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
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    I think it is pretty just as it is, and I am sure super-yummy!
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  12. Katie
    Twitter: SheLikesRuffles

    Not only is it pretty in the jars for gifting, but darn…it sounds delicious!!!
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  13. Kim Henrichs says:

    Such cute ideas! And a little goes a long way, I love it.

  14. Liz says:

    Cocoa and peppermint just scream holidays to me!!! What a delightful idea for a holiday gift…so warm and yummy!

  15. Sarah
    Twitter: jo_jo_ba

    Definitely know some people who’d love this!
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  16. Miranda W
    Twitter: dustykatt

    This is great. Thank you so much. We were just talking about coming up with something for the adults that we can’t afford to by for.
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  17. Hezzi-D
    Twitter: HezziD

    So pretty. I have so many jars from canning and could easily make this.
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  18. I love this gift idea! So creative. I would be so happy to receive this during the holidays, and it wouldn’t last long in my house.
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  19. I love these flavors together! Thanks for sharing!
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  20. Kim Bee says:

    This is wonderful. I love peppermint, it is so soothing.

  21. Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)
    Twitter: HomeCookMemory

    This is one of the most perfect “gifts in a jar”…not only am a peppermint fan, but mocha too. YUM!
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  22. Laura Hunter says:

    What a great gift idea. I know a few Starbucks Peppermint Mocha fans that would appreciate being able to enjoy their drink without the cost. :)
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  23. I would LOVE to receive a jar of this great mix…always looking for new peppermint recipes!!
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  24. Megan
    Twitter: irun4wine

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea.
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  25. Sarah says:

    who needs starbucks when I can get the gift of mocha from yours truly? I love peppermint mocha. This sounds amazingly good right now.
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  26. Nancy @ gottagetbaked
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    YES! I’m so excited to see this recipe. Starbucks peppermint mocha is my favourite holiday drink but I’d much rather make it at home (by the vatful, of course. I have zero self-control this time of year). Can’t wait to try this!
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    • karenhartzell says:

      Want to hear a secret? I bought a bottle of Starbucks Peppermint syrup last year and kept it at my desk at work!!! My favorite also!

  27. Faye Leong says:

    Mocha is always my favorite and am going to make this soon! Love this mix and is great idea of gift for this holiday!
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  28. DavetteB says:

    This is a nice variation on the usual hot chocolate mix.
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  29. lisa lo says:

    I need to make my shopping list now. so many great recipes. I like making your own instead of buying from the store with all the unneeded ingredients they put in.

  30. Juliette Mariano-Carlson says:

    Wow! I love the recipes you gathered together. You are sooo thoughtful. I just pinned this peppermint mocha mix. Looking forward to trying it soon. Thanks!

  31. Christi-TX
    Twitter: christinahardi3

    I would make the Homemade Peppermint Mocha Mix for myself-what a wake up call that would be!

  32. This amazing list is inspiration to get me planning my holiday goodies list then getting into the kitchen and begin making all these wonderful baked goods to give away to friends and family.
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  33. Lydia says:

    A friend of mine absolutely loves Peppermint Mocha drinks, so I decided I would make her a mix in a jar for Christmas this year. I started searching the internet for recipes and came across few. I tried all of them, just to make sure I wasn’t going to give her something that tasted gross. All those recipes did not meet up to my taste standards and frankly, were just gross. I began to get frustrated. Then I came across your recipe! Yours was different by a couple ingredients and measurements, so I decided I had to try it.

    This is by far the best peppermint mocha mix recipe I have found! It’s rich and delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, for the most part, for the jar mix I made for my friend. The only thing I did different was use Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips instead of the mint chocolate chips. Since I personally like more of a coffee taste, the next time I make this for myself, I will up the amount of instant coffee and cut back on the cocoa. Otherwise, this recipe is amazing!!
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    • karenhartzell says:

      Lydia, this comment made my day! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how much you liked the recipe, and I am glad you enjoyed it.

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