This Christmas has definitely felt the most hectic and craziest compared to other years. (And we don’t even have kids yet) Poor blog has felt a little of my Christmas burn out. Which is why sharing this last minute Christmas gift idea seemed appropriate…Santas “Survival kits”…
Basically I started making homemade Mexican spiced hot chocolate powder this past month and created little pre-made packages to give to co-workers, friends, and family who need a little pick me up…These packages of chocolate goodness are easy to make and less expensive then cookies, breads, etc.
First find a washed little jar (baby food or pimentos). Then glue a piece of fabric to the top.
Next mix your ingredients for the Mexican spiced hot chocolate:
1/4 cup chocolate powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of chili powder
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
Pour in your jar, put on the lid, then top it off with a piece of pine garland and twine. You can add your favorite mini bottle of almond liqueur, kahlua or even just a big chocolate covered pretzel to make it special. As for wrapping I just used left over stamped bags from our wedding with a monogrammed sticker.