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    How To Make A Boozy Hot Chocolate Gift Kit

    Delicious with Bailey's, or without. Check out more holiday food gift recipes here.

    Macey Foronda

    Boozy Hot Chocolate Kit

    Makes 1 gift in a wide-mouth, 16-oz clip jar (pictured here)

    INGREDIENTS

    For Hot Chocolate Mix
    ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

    ½ cup granulated sugar

    ½ teaspoon cayenne

    12 pods cardamom

    3 cinnamon sticks

    1 fresh vanilla bean, split in half

    8 oz chopped mexican chocolate

    1 cup marshmallows

    For Gift Assembly

    1 quart-sized, wide mouth jar

    Parchment paper

    Twine or string

    1 small bottle Bailey's (optional)

    HOW TO PREPARE THE GIFT

    Layer ingredient in the wide mouth jar by layering cocoa powder, then sugar, then cayenne, then chopped chocolate, then cardamom pods. Lay the cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean on top, then cut a square of parchment paper to the size of the jar. Lay parchment on top of the layered ingredients, then add marshmallows to the jar (marshmallows need to be separated, since they won't be cooked with the other ingredients. Close the jar, and tie the bottle of Bailey's to the side.

    Get decorating info here.

    Photo by Macey J Foronda

    Directions to include with the gift:

    How To Make Boozy Hot Chocolate

    Makes 6-8 cups

    You will need:
    4 cups milk

    Hot Chocolate mix from gift

    Bailey's Irish Cream

    Preparation
    1. Remove marshmallows with a spoon and set aside (it's okay if not all of the marshmallows are removed, or if some of the cocoa powder or sugar get mixed with the marshmallows).

    2. In a medium sauce pot, heat 4 cups of milk with all ingredients except marshmallows and Bailey's over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and sugar is dissolved.

    3. To serve, pour into 6-8 mugs. Add Bailey's to taste and garnish with marshmallows.

    Download a PDF of directions to include with gift:

    Macey Foronda