EM_jarfinalDay 1 – Hot chocolate and marshmallows with a secret ingredient.. Well, it’s not so secret anymore!  This is a great “recipe” because it’s easy, delicious and doubles as a potential last-minute Christmas gift.

I got the Nestle hot cocoa powder, Jell-O vanilla pudding powder and marshmallows at Wal-Mart.  The Mason jars were $2 each at Joann’s, but I used 50% off coupons using the Joann’s app on my iPhone to bring my total
down to $1 each.  I used red ribbon I already had at home and burned the edges of some note paper to write a poem and tie to the mason jars.  Here is the final product:


What you’ll need:

  • Nestle hot chocolate powder, $5
  • Jell-O vanilla pudding powder (secret ingredient!!), $1
  • Kraft jet-puffed marshmallows, $2
  • 2-16 oz. Mason Jars, $2 after coupons
  1. Empty Jell-O vanilla pudding powder into hot chocolate container and still using a large spoon.  Mix well until vanilla powder “disappears” into hot chocolate.
  2. Remove lids from mason jars.  Using a funnel, scoop generous spoonfuls of the hot cocoa and vanilla powder mix into the mason jars.  Fill 3/4 of the way full.
  3. Fill the rest of the mason jars with marshmallows.
  4. Seal with lids, tie with ribbon and a note and voila!  An instant Christmas gift!  Two of these cost $10.  That’s it!

-Photo credit: Jamie Ramirez


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