i used alton brown's recipe, which includes a secret ingredient: cayenne pepper.
mix mix mix.
even making a double batch, i didn't end up with enough to fill the jars, so i added some chocolate chips and marshmallows. (thank you, pinterest, for the help!)
i decorated the jars with doilies, Christmas labels, and string. i tried to add a candy cane but it didn't look right.
my sister and i hosted a table again for our church's annual women's Christmas brunch, and we put one of these at each place setting as a favor. the rest will go to friends.
like i said, fun and easy!
sources and inspiration from here, here, and here. (see above for hot cocoa mix recipe.)