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”…
Because remember Santa is an adult too, but just in case there is the non-alcoholic version for the chocolate lover in your life…
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.
All in all, a fun, quick, and inexpensive gift idea for the neighbors, co-workers and even that friend with the crazy family;-) Merry Christmas everyone.