Here at the hacienda we are passionate about chocolate. Passionate I tell you! It is our love language. We speak it to our friends and family members during the Christmas Season when we gift them homemade hot chocolate mix.
Let me share this language of love with you in the form of a recipe. And then, feel free to spread the joy that is chocolate to those that you love.
Here are the ingredients that you will need:
Measure out 4 cups of powdered milk.
Mix in 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa.
Add 1 cup of granulated sugar.
Mix all of the ingredients together all nicey, nice.
Fill a recycled glass jar 3/4 of the way full with the magical mixture.
Add a couple of heaping handfuls of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Now, don't be shy.
We were able to fill two 24 ounce jars almost to the top with this chocolate concoction.
Add some festive ribbon for the final, finishing touch. Aren't they fun?
Now, give, give, give. Treat the teachers in your life. Make your mailman's day. Become your great auntie's favorite family member. Niceify your neighbors. The language of chocolate is one that must be spoken to many.
The receivers of this gift will have their hearts and tummies warmed by this labor of love. Just tell them to add 3 tablespoons of the mixture to one mug of hot water or milk.
Oh, and make sure to save some for yourself. I recommend that you have one or two or three mugs of this per day. It is good for the soul.