After the Halloween cookie jars were a hit with the neighbors, I couldn't wait to put together something cute for them for Christmas time. I thought about doing a gingerbread cookie jar or something along those lines, but after really thinking of something I know we would enjoy and knowing our neighbors better, I decided a fun, adult hot chocolate jar would be so fun to do for everyone.
- I started by putting a couple of packets of hot chocolate in a mason jar. I chose to leave the hot chocolate in the pouches, versus pouring the powder straight in the jar because even though I think the jars are "prettier" with the powder poured in and the marshmallows laying pretty on top, I think that most will actually make the hot chocolate if it's already pre-proportioned and ready to make. They can also add the marshmallows after instead of having to dig for the powder underneath the marshmallows. But you could totally get a large jar of hot chocolate powder and fill about half of the jar with it as well.
- Then, I filled the middle with marshmallows. Lots of marshmallows...because you're not being honest with yourself if you don't admit you cover your hot chocolate in marshmallows.
- Finally, what is better than a nice hot cup of coco? Why, a nice hot cup of coco with booze of course! A fun little bottle of Baileys or Kahlua is what I put on the side of our neighbors jars, but you could even do Irish whiskey or something like that. Adds an extra yummy touch to any cup of hot chocolate.
Such an easy, yet fun thing to give to neighbors, co workers, and friends for the holiday season!
What are some fun things you give as neighbor/co worker/friend gifts for the holidays?