Recipe: Spicy Cocoa Mix

In need of a last minute holiday gift for your friends or neighbors?  What about for your co-workers or book club pals?  I have the answer for you!  Super quick to put together!  Cozy sweet goodness for the chilly season!  We have made this in huge batches and given it to many friends over the years!  I’ve even attempted making this with a group of elementary kiddos for holiday gifts for their parents!  It’s a win-win for everyone.  Enjoy!!

cocoaSpicy Cocoa Mix

Yield: 6 gifts


  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, divided

Mix all ingredients (except chocolate chips) together in a large bowl.  Divide mixture into six gift containers (holiday decorated ziplock bags or mason jars work well).  Add approximately 1 tablespoon chocolate chips on top.  Include preparation directions:  Whisk 2 tablespoons spicy cocoa mix into 1 cup of warm milk.  Top with marshmallows or whipped cream.  YUMMMY!!





Author: drjennbowersnutrition

Dr. Bowers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 20 years of experience in clinical nutrition, education and health promotion. Her down-to-earth philosophy is "All foods can fit!"

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