Instead of buying from the store, try your hand at homemade hot chocolate mix. This version highlights dark chocolate and would make a great gift!
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Christmas is about a week away! Can you believe it? I certainly cannot as I’ve just started feeling the holiday-baking pull. There are too many festive things I want to make in such little time!
The most important thing I made every year is hot chocolate mix. To date, I have made six different kinds of hot chocolate mix: Regular, Peanut Butter, Red Velvet, Cinnamon, Salted Caramel, and now Dark Chocolate. Homemade hot chocolate mix makes great gifts if you’re looking for some last minute ideas!
This dark hot chocolate is not as sweet at the others I have created due to the use of dark and semisweet chocolate – no white chocolate in there this time. But the flavor of the dark chocolate truly shines.
I thought it was exceptional, but if you know someone who prefers sweeter hot chocolate (like my dad), throw a healthy handful of marshmallows in there.
Try my other homemade hot chocolate mix flavors:
- Brownie Batter Hot Chocolate Mix
- Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix
- Classic Hot Cocoa Mix
- Malted Hot Chocolate Mix
- Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Mix
- Red Velvet Hot Cocoa Mix
- Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix
One year ago: Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls
Two years ago: Buttermilk Biscuits
Four years ago: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
- Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Working in two batches, pulse the ingredients in a food processor until the chocolate is finely ground.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. (I like to use the empty cocoa powder tins to store the mix.)
- To make, put 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk. Top with whipped cream or miniature marshmallows.
Source: Adapted from Homemade Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Mix.