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Wintry Hot Cocoa Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

1 serving per batch

"I first tasted this warming beverage on a camping trip in the mountains," recalls Ruby Gibson of Newton, North Carolina. "It was a wonderful treat on those crisp mornings."

Ingredients

  • 6-2/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1 package (5 ounces) cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Miniature marshmallows, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months. Yield: 21 servings (about 7 cups total).
  2. To prepare hot cocoa: Stir mix before measuring. Dissolve 1/3 cup cocoa mix in boiling water. Top with miniature marshmallows if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 259 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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