Double Chocolate Peppermint Candy Hot Cocoa Mix

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Serving: 12, 1/3-cup cocoa servings

Recipe featured on 12/15/16 Western Mass News Segment with Carrie Taylor, RDN, LDN and Andrea Luttrell, RDN, LDN.

Recipe courtesy of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Service.

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1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Add milk powder, cocoa, sugar and salt to a food processor. Pulse until thoroughly mixed. If you do not have a food processor, simply mix well in a bowl with a whisk.

3. Transfer mix to a large bowl. Add crushed peppermint candy and chocolate chips. Stir until distributed throughout the mixture.

4. Place mixture in Mason jars. Cover jars and place a piece of fabric over each lid. Tie a piece of ribbon around the fabric to secure it in place with Preparation Instructions* written on tags.

*Preparation Instructions: Place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and carefully stir in 1 cup boiling water.

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