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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas project tutorial: Cocoa mix!

I finished another Christmas project yesterday :) It's a cocoa mix for the gift baskets.

You will need:
  • Cocoa mix
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Another topping like sprinkles, M&M's, colored chocolate, etc. (optional)
  • Clear cone shaped treated bags (these are kind of hard to find. I bought a bag of 20 from for $3)
  • Ribbon (color of your choice)
  • Tiny rubber bands (like the kind people put in their hair)
  • Paper or cardstock for instruction tags
  • Construction paper (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring cup
**Makes 10 cocoa cones

  1. Measure 3/4 of a cup of cocoa mix, pour into a cone shaped bag, and tie it off with a rubber band.
  2. Cut the excess bag off the top, leaving about 1/4 of an inch
  3. Place the bag with the mix into another bag.
  4. Mix your chocolate chips and other topping together. I used Ande's peppermint baking chips.
  5. Add the mixture to the bag on top of the cocoa bag.
  6. Add marshmallows to the bag on top of everything else.
  7. Tie it off with another rubberband.
  8. Make your instruction tags... mine read:
    • Warm 1 cup of milk

      Add ½ of the cocoa powder and mix well

      Add toppings

      Either save the rest for later or make enough for 2

    • I chose to type mine, but you could write them if you want.    
  9. I then made a label for the outside and placed some construction paper behind it to make it look nicer.
  10. Punch a hole in your tag and place some ribbon through the hole.
  11. Tie the tag onto your cocoa mix bag                  
  12. Give your gift of yummy chocolatey goodness :)
And just for major cuteness... Meet the newest member of our family. My cousin's baby boy, and one day, Brentley's best buddy :) He's SO tiny!


  1. Those are really cute and great ideas:)
    Awww the little baby! So cute!!

  2. Love the gift treats! And what a cutie!