Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

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

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sugar or sugar substitute equivalent to ¾ cup sugar (see Tip)
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candies (3 ounces)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  • Tip: If using sugar substitute, choose from Splenda® Granular bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ¾ cup sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 113 calories, 17 g carbohydrate. Exchanges : ½ Other Carb. Carb Choice: 1
  • Variation: Mocha Hot Cocoa Mix: Prepare as above, except omit the peppermint candies and add ¼ 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, ½ 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 information

  • Serving size: 3 tablespoons mix
  • Per serving: 139 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 396 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 300 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 99 mg sodium; 326 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (30% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 milk, 1 other carb

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