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Hot Cocoa on a Hot Day

I know- I probably should have made our special hot chocolate during the four (yes four!) days that we were snowed in, but for some reason I didn't think about it.  I made sure that we had plenty of the pre-made stuff in an envelope, but for some strange reason, making this wonderful blend of chocolatey goodness did not occur to me during the "blizzard" of 2017. 

Why am I making it now?  Well, as much as I would like to believe that today's high temperature of 72 degrees will continue throughout the season, I am realistic enough to realize that it won't last.  My girls are going back to school and I want to make sure that they have some of this special blend to take back with them for future "snow days". 

The Best Hot Chocolate Mix

2 cups Nonfat Dry Milk Powder 
3/4 Sugar
1/2 cup Cocoa 
3/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chip 
1/2 cup Powdered Nondairy Creamer
Pinch of Salt

Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl until completely blended.  Spoon 3 or 4 tablespoons of the mix into your mug, add boiling water and stir.  Of course, you must top with lots of marshmallows! 

We have been making this special recipe for years.  I believe that we first found it in Family Fun magazine when the girls were very little, but I made a couple of little changes.  We used to make it for little gifts for friends and teachers, dressed up in little bags with marshmallows and candy canes and placed in cute little mugs.   

How pretty is this little mug? My mom gave me a set of these a few years ago.
Here's hoping that the weather stays a little more temperate for the rest of the winter, with maybe a couple of "hot chocolate days" thrown in for good measure!

Thanks for stopping by today! 



  1. what is "mini chocolate chip cookie" in your recipe? is it chocolate chips or cookies - not clear. thanks. sounds delicious

    1. Oh my goodness! That is a typo and me not proofreading close enough! It is supposed to be "mini chocolate chips"! Thanks for letting me know! (I bet that crumbled chocolate chip cookies would be a great addition to the mix though!)


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