Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Teacher Gifts

Or co-worker gifts, or neighbor gifts, or hostess gifts...

It's not too late! 

This was a quick trip to the craft store for us, a little tracing, cutting and gluing. Very kid-friendly, at least for ages 6 and up, if you want to get your kid into making their own teacher gifts. I must confess I just went ahead and made these wile Ingrid was in school yesterday. She helped with the labels, though. 

Now, before you go thinking how awesome I am... You should know: I did not get around to gifting Malcolm's preschool teachers this year. Whoops. And I've given them something handmade for the past 3 years, too. But I'm thinking I may just cook some of this up, after school starts back in January. I've got the jars and leftover craft supplies for packaging. (I also have plenty of ingredients to make more hot chocolate mix. I just want an excuse to make peppermint hot fudge sauce.)

Half-pint Ball jars; card stock scrapbook paper; and Elmer's glue to dress the jar tops.

Lids dry; jars filled; free labels printed and glue-sticked onto matching card stock paper (so the back of the gift tag matches the top of the jar).

Tags strung onto twine; twine and ribbon tied.

1 (25.6 oz.) pkg. instant nonfat dry milk
1 (6 oz.) jar hazelnut flavored non-dairy creamer (or any flavor you like!)
2 c. powdered sugar 
1 (16 oz.) container instant chocolate drink mix (Nestle Quick)

Combine all ingredients in a (very) large bowl, or even a stock pot. It's a lot. Mix well. Package in airtight containers. Label. Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 6 months. Makes about 17 cups of mix.

Hot Chocolate
Mix 3-4 TB with 1 c. hot water.


  1. I doubt the preschool teachers will complain about receiving peppermint hot fudge sauce! And you could drop some off at that upstairs classroom too, if you want! ;)

  2. Sounds great! I was wondering what to gift to the preschool teachers!

    I'm making this when we get home.