Chocolate Mocha tasty goodness… or DIY gifts

Ok, both of these gift ideas use chocolate, but I figure that most people love chocolate, so what better gift to give!

peppermint mocha: Chocolate Mocha tasty goodness... or DIY gifts #chocolate #mocha #gifts

Peppermint Mocha, a great way to start the day!

In keeping with the DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte, I wanted to make a DIY Peppermint Mocha (that’s always one of my favorites!).

Peppermint Mocha
Serves 16
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28 calories
4 g
3 g
1 g
1 g
1 g
33 g
14 g
3 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
33g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 28
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 14mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups whole milk
  2. 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  3. 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  4. 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract*
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all ingredients except peppermint extract, and pour into a small saucepan. Heat mixture over medium heat until small bubbles form on the outside edges of the pan (scalding). Remove from heat and add peppermint extract.
  2. Add creamer to your morning coffee. And, for those who don’t drink coffee, or for your kids, try this as is... a nice peppermint hot chocolate.
  3. Creamer should be stored in the refrigerator. You’ll need to give it a stir when you’re ready to use it again.
Notes
  1. *Cook's notes: If you'd like more peppermint flavor, try adding a few drops more of the peppermint extract, but the peppermint can quickly overpower, so be careful. Or, if you want to try an almond mocha, replace the peppermint extract with 1 teaspoon almond extract.
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calories
28
fat
1g
protein
1g
carbs
4g
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Aztec Hot Chocolate cocoa: Chocolate Mocha tasty goodness... or DIY gifts #chocolate #mocha #gifts

Aztec Hot Chocolate ready to give as a gift

Aztec Hot Chocolate
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689 calories
176 g
0 g
6 g
9 g
3 g
197 g
11 g
151 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
197g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 689
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 11mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 176g
59%
Dietary Fiber 15g
60%
Sugars 151g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
7%
Iron
34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder*
  4. 1/8 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  5. 1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a small jar. Put a pretty ribbon on the jar and tie up with a cinnamon stick and the instructions.
  2. To use: Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons powder into 1 cup hot milk, water, or coffee. Enjoy.
Notes
  1. Cook's notes: most well-stocked grocery stores will carry these spices. Chili powder may be substituted for the ancho powder and/or the chipotle powder. If you prefer, the chili powders may be left out.
  2. The nutrition analysis below is for the whole batch, dry.
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calories
689
fat
6g
protein
9g
carbs
176g
more
Adapted from adapted from the Kitchen Window cooking school, Minneapolis
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Aztec Hot Chocolate cocoa: Chocolate Mocha tasty goodness... or DIY gifts #chocolate #mocha #gifts

A pretty ribbon, a cute jar, a cinnamon stick, some instructions, that’s all you need to give this fun DIY gift

 

Here’s another great DIY gift idea! Almond Butter Granola Bars from The Chef Next Door. Wrap them up in pretty paper and you have a nice healthy gift!

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  1. says

    Love creamers and am so glad to find some for a liquid creamer. Both sound so good. Am definetly going to have to go over and try the pumpkin creamer too. I so looked forward to fall and pumpkin capachinos when I was working. Had one every morning. Picked it up on my way to work. Retired last year on Halloween so am not in town much any more so hoping that one will satisfy my craving for them.

    Karan

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