Candy Cane Hot Cocoa

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!  Can you believe that there are only 13 more days until Christmas???  I knew I should have taken a few days off work to get things done!  I am still working on getting all of my Christmas shopping completed and spent yesterday afternoon making up a bunch of these Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mason Jars…. 

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa - great teacher or hostess gift idea!
They are perfect for teacher, neighbour, or hostess gifts.  I think they turned out pretty cute and the hot chocolate tastes amazing!


  • Comfort and Joy: Evergreen designer kit from Sugarplum Paperie {UPDATE: This kit is no longer available but you can find lots of other cute designs from The DigiChick here or just use your favorite Christmas scrapbook paper}
  • paper cutter
  • glue
  • brown ink (ink dabber optional)
  • scissors or paper distresser
  • 3 inch circle punch
  • baker’s twine
  • jingle bells
  • small red clothes peg
  • mason jars
  • hot chocolate powder
  • small marshmallows
  • milk chocolate chocolate chips
  • candy canes or peppermints


  • To start your project, print off your papers.  To make 6 tags, I printed 1 sheet of the green polka dots, green herringbone and dark brown wood grain and 2 sheets of the cream paper.   I used a heavier cardstock for the green polka dots to serve as the base of the tag and a lighter weight paper for the remainder of the papers.   I also printed off 6 copies of the word “magical” and the red tag.

    Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Tags
  • Cut a 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch rectangle from both the green polka dot and green herringbone paper and glue them together.
  • Ink the edges of the green paper and the red tag with brown ink.  I like to use an ink dabber as it gives a softer application of the ink {see picture 1. below}. Glue the red tag on the front.

    Candy-Cane-Hot-Chocolate-DistressingUsing the cream paper, print out “Candy Cane Hot Cocoa” {I just used a word processing program with the font Budmo Jiggler in red} and trim to approximately 1 1/2 x 1 7/8 inches.  Ink the edges as above and mount on the dark brown paper.  To give the edges a more distressed look, use a paper distresser {picture 2.} or the edge of your scissors {picture 3.} to rough up the edges. Glue this on an angle to the front of the tag and glue the word “magical” just under the right top corner.

    Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Tag
  • On the back of the tag, I printed out the following instructions on the cream paper: “Directions: Mix all ingredients together and add to 1 cup of warm mil or boiling water. Store remaining ingredients in an airtight container. ENJOY!”. This was trimmed to approximately 2 inches x 1 7/8 inches and mounted again on the dark brown paper. The edges of the brown paper were distressed and glued onto the back of the tag.
  • Wrap brown twine around the bottom of the tag and tie. I added a small red clothes peg and a small candy cane sticker to the back of the tag for a little extra embellishment.

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate in amson jars.  Such a cute gift idea!
I also want to take a moment to say a Happy 8th Birthday to this little cutie!  Yes… eight!!! Happy birthday my little man!  We love you!

Speaking of which, I need to get going to decorate his cupcakes for him to take to school.  Then off to work for me!  Have a great day!


  1. says

    I am giggling because I just posted the same thing not even 5 minutes ago! I love how crafty minds think alike! Although no tags…I need YOUR tags! They are ADORABLE…love the bell! Going for a peek at your fun tags. :)

    • Jenn says

      I didn’t actually measure! I just added mostly the powder, about equal amounts of the candy canes and chocolate chips, and about double the marshmallows compared to the candy canes. How’s that for scientific? ;)

    • Jenn says

      No they are not individual servings. I’m not sure exactly how many but I’m guessing 10-12? If you want individual servings you could just use smaller jars. :)


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