I remembered another reason to be chipper about winter… hot chocolate! Delicious, steaming hot chocolate with perfect little marshmallows on top. It also makes a really perfect holiday hostess gift. Inspired by the new Sweet Paul magazine, I packaged mine in mason jars and then went to my fabric collection. Yes, I now have a fabric collection. Why, you may ask, do I have a fabric collection and where did I find fabric so perfect for Thanksgiving? In my adorable husband’s closet. Oh yes, this fabric which is perfect as a lid cover used to be my husband’s hideous shirt. He recently cleaned out his closet and we found the MOST atrocious items. I had them in piles to be given away, but realized no soul should be wearing this and so I pulled the ugliest of shirts and I’m keeping them in a “for crafts only” drawer.
Our cousins introduced us to these most brilliant Hug Mugs from Max Brenner. There is no handle, so you can get cozy and warm hugging these mugs.
To assemble gift jar:
1/2 cup high quality chocolate (semisweet, milk, dark, whatever you like), chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1. Place ingredients in 8oz mason jar, beginning with chopped chocolate and ending w marshmallows
2. Tightly screw lid. Cover lid w fabric.
3. Write recipe with decorative tag and punch hole through top of tag
4. String ribbon through tag and use ribbon to secure fabric over the top of the mason jar. Trim fabric to size.
* I doubled the recipe because my jar was 17oz. No such thing as too much hot chocolate.
Hot chocolate recipe:
1. Remove marshmallows and set aside.
2. Bring remaining contents to simmer with 3 cups of milk, whisking frequently until chocolate has melted.
3. Divide between mugs and top with marshmallows