This is a beautiful little gift for special occasions. You can substitute hot chocolate for coffee based drinks etc. You can also change the choc chips and marshmallows for other items you like.
A great way to make bulk gifts that look great for under $10!


  • 5 small jars with lids
  • 5 spoons
  • 1 cup chocolate- white and dark
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 packet hot chocolate/milo/nesquik
  • Ribbon and decorations of choice


  1. Clean all jars and line up in a line. Fill each jar halfway with hot chocolate mix.
  2. Fill the rest of the jar with choc chips and mini marshmallows.
  3. Melt the remainder of the dark chocolate and place into an icing bag (I just use a ziplock sandwich bag and cut the corner off). Pipe the melted chocolate into the spoon and refrigerate until hard.
  4. Melt the remainder of the white chocolate and place into a separate icing bag. Pipe your choice of decoration on top of the dark chocolate. Eg. I usually put a swirl right down the middle. You can see it behind the snowman in the picture. You may want to put dots, a letter for someones name- whatever you choose.
  5. While the white chocolate is still warm, add your accents. In this picture, I got a packet of Christmas icing decorations from Coles. Stuck the snowman in the middle of the swirl and a few silver balls to make it look festive. You can decorate to any event- hearts, flowers, balloons etc.
  6. Write a message for the front of the jar for how to use it. If you can, make them on printable labels.
    Mine reads 'Hug in a Cup'

    Mix 2 TBS mix into 3/4 cup of hot milk
    Add extra toppings as desired
    Curl up with your drink, a good book or movie and enjoy a cosy night in!
  7. Decorate the spoon to match the jar. I included 2 straws with my spoon and tied a ribbon around the top to join them together.

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  • teacup83
    • 05 Mar 2014
      3:37 pm

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  • The spoon looks so amazing!!


  • Such a great idea. I received ingredients to cookies in a jar once.


  • Looks amazing, thanks for sharing the idea


  • This is a great idea for Christmas time to keep the present expenses lower.


  • I just love this idea and it would be a lot more personal (and cheaper) to make it yourself.


  • Awww, what a cute gift idea. And can just be ‘a hug in a mug’ for friends during this time.


  • I probably wouldn’t make/consume this but looks nice.


  • This is one gift I would be happy to receive time and time again!
    Nothing beats a hot chocolate on a cold winters day, and I agree, drinking it is like a nice warm internal hug.


  • Doubt I will try to do this – but thanks for sharing.


  • What a brilliant idea!


  • It looks beautiful.


  • This is really good


  • So sweet. A great idea indeed!


  • Great idea! Perfect for those you want to gift something, but not go over the top money wise. Saving this idea


  • love it…. a gift for any occasion…love it. thanks for sharing.


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