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How To Make DIY Hot Cocoa Favors

Sep 22, 2011

With fall starting tomorrow, the perfect drink to celebrate this glorious season, is of course hot cocoa.  For fall and winter weddings, hot cocoa favors or a hot chocolate bar (“spiked” with alcohol, of course!) is the perfect solution to warm your guests on those chilly evenings.   For those do-it-yourself brides who want to give their guests a custom and homemade favor, here is a great idea: personalized DIY hot chocolate favors!

Simply follow our favorite hot chocolate recipe by mixing the dry ingredients together and diving them into batches.  Our hot chocolate recipe on our site (link above) is designed for 4 servings, so just mix the ingredients together and divide by 4 to get a serving size.  And include a card or tag instructing your guests to add the remaining wet ingredients at home (milk, a touch of half and half and vanilla extract).  You could also include in your pre-made hot chocolate recipe, marshmallows, small chocolate chips or chocolate shavings for toppings.

To package your hot cocoa favors, you could use clear plastic cones with ribbons and tags found in craft stores, or you can present them in one of the following adorable jars which would be perfect to hold a serving of the pre-made mix.  These jars come with free personalized stickers, which you could use for your names and date or an adorable message.These jars are quite substantial in size and aren’t your average “candy” jars which are sold – they are approximately 3″ tall x 2″ wide and make a lovely solution to holding your mix.  The glass jars are $1.25 each and the ceramic jars with spoons are $2.75 each.  Of course your guests can reuse them over and over again in their kitchens to hold spices, salt or sugar or other loose items.  If making these isn’t on your to-do list, we also offer fall and winter pre-made packets for personalized hot cocoa favors – check one more item off your wedding list today!

Edit: 10/22 – I just found the most delicious sounding Pumpkin Spice Recipe and I had to share.  Go to to read more!

Edit 10/22 – I also found a yummy Caramel Corn Hot Chocolate Recipe here: click the link to read it!


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