Admit it, you can’t do it all. You can’t leave a new Lexus, complete with big red bow, in the driveway of every person you love. I know you’re saving that big surprise for me (right?). As much as you’d love to go crazy on everyone who you’ve ever shaken hands with, that whole $$ thing gets in the way.
Nestle Hot Cocoa has created an adorable handmade/store bought gifts perfect for you to give to everyone you’ve met eyes with. Chocolate coated marshmallows, chocolate coated spoons, Nestle Cocoa, all tucked into a giant mug fit for any hot cocoa monger. Nestle didn’t mention this, but since I typically find a way to add liquory accoutrements to everything, you could also sneak in a little bottle of complimenting liqueur. Wrap it up! Instant, and delicious, gift!
Hot Cocoa & Dippers
(Makes 1 gift; 3 servings)
1/4 cup NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Dark or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
¼ cup candy sprinkles and/or finely chopped peppermint candies
1 plastic coffee stirrer
1 large marshmallow
Peppermint stick or candy cane
3 envelopes NESTLÉ Hot Cocoa Mix, any flavor and variety
1 cup miniature marshmallows
Cellophane and ribbon for wrapping
Wax or parchment paper
MELT morsels according to microwave package directions in a 1-cup glass measure or small bowl; stir well. Place sprinkles or chopped candies in shallow bowl.
PRESS coffee stirrer into center of large marshmallow. Dip marshmallow halfway into melted chocolate, shaking off excess. Carefully roll in sprinkles or candies; place on wax paper and let stand until chocolate sets.
DIP plastic spoon in melted chocolate; coat with sprinkles or candies. Place on wax paper and let stand until chocolate sets.
DIP peppermint stick or candy cane halfway in melted chocolate. Place on wax paper and let stand until chocolate sets.
TO ASSEMBLE: Place sealed envelopes of hot cocoa mix in mug; add mini marshmallows. Place dipped marshmallow, spoon and peppermint stick in mug, using mini marshmallows to hold in place. Wrap entire mug in cellophane and secure with ribbon to preserve freshness.
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