I’ve made a ton of holiday gifts in reusable jars to give this year and one of my favorites is this Double Chocolatey Hot Cocoa in a Jar. It’s not only simple and pretty to look at, but a delicious way to say thank you to those you love and appreciate!

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I’ve made it my mission this year to start getting ready for Christmas before December 24th. The past few years were so hectic and busy for me that I felt like I was holding on by a thread, cramming for Christmas, and inevitably forgetting someone special in our world. This year will be different because I’ve got a plan.

First… deep breath, exhale….ahhh.

Second, I’m doing the bulk of my holiday shopping online and have had so much fun and made so many discoveries, that I even created my own gift guides for you to use as a resource. I can’t wait to share with you everything I’ve found for both him and her, do stay tuned as I’ll be releasing my holiday guide over the next two Wednesdays.

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One of my most important gift lists I have are for Kenya and Chloe’s teachers. We feel so blessed that both of our kids are in the care of such remarkable, loving, wise adults who teach and guide then everyday and words usually fail to convey the depths of our gratitude for them.

This DIY Double Chocolatey Hot Cocoa is a fun and affordable gift, and you can start making it now in re-usable mason jars. I like to create my own cute personalized tags which feature the recipe, a special note, and even add a gift card to their favorite store. It’s also a great project for your kids to help you out with. We’re making more of these than I think I need because without fail I will remember someone at the last minute and I’ll be relieved to know I’ve got something sweet, special and homemade on hand to give!

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DIY: Double Chocolatey Hot Cocoa in a Jar

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cinnamon Stick
  • mason jar with lid


  • In a small mason jar, layer the cocoa powder, sugar, chocolate chips, and top with the cinnamon stick.
  • Place the contents of the jar in a medium saucepan with 8 cups of milk. Simmer until the chocolate is melted and the hot cocoa is warm and smooth.


Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 2g | Calories: 90kcal | Fat: 4g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 17g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I would love to make this for my co-workers. Would I just divide the recipe by 8 to get single servings?

  2. I think if your co-workers have a couple of children you would give them the full recipe. For a couple you could 1/2 the recipe. I wouldn’t give someone a tiny jar with enough for only 1 cup of hot chocolate.

  3. I made these to give as Christmas gifts this year! They were fun to make and a practical and unique gift for families 🙂 Thank you as always!

  4. I am going to make these. They look supercute and homemade and they are simple! What size jar did you use?

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