This recipe for my Mom's Famous Hot Chocolate Mix is one of my favorite childhood treats. She would make a huge batch every winter, and to me, there was nothing better in the whole wide world. 

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Mom's Famous Hot Chocolate Mix

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DIY: Hot Cocoa Snack Board

Because you need snacks to go with that perfect cup of hot chocolate!

DIY Hot Cocoa Snack Board

What snacks go well with hot chocolate?

When it comes to hot cocoa pairings, it's generally best to choose sweets. But it's also important not to choose snacks that are TOO sweet. Peppermint is a great compliment to hot chocolate because it balances the richness of the chocolate with a crisp and refreshing flavor. 

Marshmallows and hot chocolate are a great duo for the same reasons. The light airiness of the marshmallows and subtle sweetness offsets the chocolate perfectly.

Mom's Famous Hot Chocolate Mix

These super cute snowman marshmallows came from TJ Maxx

A few other fun treats I included on my Hot Cocoa Snack Board:

Is it better to make hot chocolate with milk or water?

Everyone knows that milk makes the best hot chocolate. But I prefer to use water, because it's simple to just use the water from my Keurig for hot chocolate. And if you're entertaining and making a snack board or hot chocolate bar, it could get complicated to provide warmed milk for everyone.

Problem solved! My mom's hot chocolate mix is largely made up of powdered milk and powdered creamer. Which means your hot chocolate will still taste like it's made from warm, creamy milk.

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Mom's Famous Hot Chocolate Mix

Mom's Famous Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Yield: 50 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This recipe for my Mom's Famous Hot Chocolate Mix is one of my favorite childhood treats. She would make a huge batch every winter, and to me, there was nothing better in the whole wide world.

Ingredients

  • 25 oz. Powdered Milk
  • 32 oz. Nesquik Chocolate Milk Powder
  • 16 oz. Powdered Creamer
  • 1 lb. Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a very large mixing bowl.
  2. Use about half a cup to one cup of boiling water (remember, a good portion of the mix is powdered milk and creamer-- that's why you use so much!). Mix well and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g

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