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How To Make A Boozy Hot Chocolate Gift Kit

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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.

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.