Put together this tasty Peppermint Hot Cocoa mix in a festive jar for a stocking stuffer or fun holiday gift. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a large bowl, stir together milk powder, cocoa powder, and sugar. Divide among five decorative containers. Top with crushed candies. Seal and label containers. Store at room temperature for up to 3 months.

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  • To serve, shake contents of the container. For each serving, place 3 tablespoons of the mix in a 10-ounce mug and add 1 cup boiling water; stir until mix is well incorporated (crushed candies will dissolve in about 2 minutes as the mixture stands).

Tips

Tip: If using sugar substitute, choose from Splenda(R) Granular bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 113 calories, 17 g carbohydrate. Exchanges : 1/2 Other Carb. Carb Choice: 1

Variation: Mocha Hot Cocoa Mix: Prepare as above, except omit the peppermint candies and add 1/4 cup instant coffee crystals or instant espresso coffee powder. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 125 calories, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 8 g protein. Daily Values: 8% vit. A, 2% vit. C, 30% calcium, 5% iron. Exchanges: 1 milk, 1/2 other carb. Carb Choice: 1. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 99 calories, 14 g carbohydrate. Exchanges: 0 other carb.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; 1 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 99 mg sodium. 24.1 g carbohydrates; 8.1 g protein; Full Nutrition