Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa is one of our favorite warm drinks this time of year.

Hot tea has its place forever in my heart, along with Chai Lattes, Cafe con Leche, London Fogs, and Hot Buttered Rum. But there is something special about a cup of cocoa that just beckons me to sit down in front of the Christmas tree and savor the moment.

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Mix together a batch of this peppermint hot cocoa mix today and have it ready for easy hot chocolate through the holiday season.

Ever since I made homemade hot chocolate for the first time a few years ago, and subsequently laughed at myself for thinking it was going to be difficult, I haven’t bought another store-bought hot cocoa mix.

Simple Homemade Cocoa requires nothing but unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, and milk. You can add chocolate chips, vanilla, whipped cream, miniature marshmallows, fluffy homemade marshmallows, just about anything fun or fancy will make it extra special.

Like at least half the people I know, I frequently stir my hot cocoa with a candy cane or drop a peppermint candy into the bottom of the mug.

Homemade Marshmallows melting into hot cocoa

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

As I was stirring my cocoa with a candy cane the other day, while watching Sean and the boys set up our Christmas tree, I decided to see if I could grind up some peppermint candies and make a ready-to-use hot cocoa mix to enjoy all through the holidays.

As I was hoping it would, the blender turned the peppermint candies into powder, and everything dissolved beautifully. This is the smoothest, creamiest, peppermint hot cocoa I could have imagined.

Pulsing the candy in a food processor or powerful blender will finely crush it and reduce it into candy dust in just a few seconds. You can also drop the candy into a sturdy ziploc bag and smash it with a rolling pin until it’s all crushed.

Homemade Peppermint Cocoa

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • dark cocoa powder
  • granulated sugar
  • finely crushed candy canes or peppermints
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

For a present that truly won’t be forgotten, wrap up a jar of this Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix along with a package of these Almond Bars, Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups, or these Chocolate S’mores Cookies.

A package of Homemade Marshmallows tied with a ribbon and a candy cane also makes a great gift along with some cocoa mix.

Peppermint Cocoa Mix

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Directions

  1. Combine 1/4 cup of the hot chocolate mix and 1 cup of milk in a saucepan for each serving of hot chocolate. Whisk to combine.
  2. Warm over medium heat until steaming, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired.
Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix is perfect for gifts or any other occasion!

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

5 from 1 vote
Smooth, creamy, and rich, this Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix is a favorite with everyone!
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Servings: 14 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup finely crushed candy canes I used (40) peppermint starlight mints

Instructions

  • Whisk together all the ingredients and transfer to an airtight container.

To Make Hot Chocolate:

  • Combine 1/4 cup of the hot chocolate mix and 1 cup of milk in a saucepan for each serving of hot chocolate. Whisk to combine. Warm over medium heat until steaming, stirring occasionally. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Pulsing the candy in a food processor or powerful blender will finely crush it and reduce it into candy dust in just a few seconds. You can also drop the candy into a sturdy ziploc bag and smash it with a rolling pin until it’s all crushed.
Nutritional info is for cocoa mix only.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal · Carbohydrates: 35g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 1g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1g · Sodium: 2mg · Potassium: 141mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 26g · Calcium: 12mg · Iron: 1mg
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{originally published 12/5/14 – recipe notes and photos updated 12/10/21}

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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