Homemade Candy Cane Cocoa

Settle down! It’s just cocoa!  My kids are crazy for hot chocolate.  My feeling, however, is if I am going to consume calories from beverages those calories are being poured from a bottle or a box.

So I splurged on candy cane cocoa over the holidays. It sounds silly to say a flavored hot cocoa is a splurge.  But,  these days we talk a lot about value around our house.  It was in a small container and it was pricey by my quick calculations.  When I opened up the can there were itty bitty bits of peppermint candies on the top of the mix.  That was it!   So I grabbed my Costco size hot cocoa mix, added the candy cane cocoa and then had my son smashed up left over candy canes.  He was happy to help…imagine.

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I just added the candy canes and mixed it in there.  Here’s the view from the top of the mason jar that I used to store the mix. And, the candy cane bits are generous throughout the mix.

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Here’s my candy cane hot cocoa station for the winter; complete with pink/white marshmallows I found before the holidays.

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I can’t believe I am talking about hot cocoa.. it’s been in the 50′s for most of the week!  Happy Winter!  Think Snow! We need it!

 

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