Some of you might know about our Pinterest addiction. We’ve totally fallen in love with Pinterest in 2012, it’s full of inspiring and beautiful photos, guides and tutorials. It’s encouraged all of us here in our crafty endeavors in and out of work, Jen’s sewing, Caroline’s made loads of crafty paper stuff and I’ve attempted knitting again for the first time in 10 years (that’s a whole different post..!) So, now we’re in December and feeling festive, our love of everything handmade and homemade has gone into overdrive and we’ve been busy making gifts for friends, family and customers.
We thought we’d share some of our edible gifts with you in case you fancy having a go! This is the first of the four homemade gifts we’ve been making and will tell you about over the next couple of weeks.
By the way, if you’re a member of our family you might be getting one of these for Christmas, so please look away now!
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
130g Good Quality Cocoa
100g Dark Chocolate (70% Cocoa)
100g Milk Chocolate
110g Caster Sugar
1.5 Tablespoons of Cinnamon
1.5 Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
0.5 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
0.5 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves
Blitz everything together in a food processor, until only just blended. (It can go a bit clumpy if you over-process it.) If you don’t have a food processor you could grate the chocolate and mix with all of the other ingredients.
Portion into bags, add bags of marshmallows and print some of our labels onto card and staple together.
Give to your friends and enjoy them being amazed at your domestic goddess abilities!
Oh, and the hot chocolate it makes is AMAZING too! Who will you make yours for?!
Edited to add.. This makes about 4 small bags!