December 12, 2011

Mini Mason Jar Hot Chocolate

Hey there wonderful friends!
I wanted to share a quick and easy holiday cutie project perfect for the kids, parties, neighbor gifts, teachers, or just some family fun!

If you did not already know, I happen to have this "thing" for mason jars...even before they became trendy. :) So when I happened upon these 1/2 pint cuties (at Wal Mart) with red and white gingham lids, I snatched them up to use for Christmas or Valentine's Day! Just adorable.
This Christmas, I thought it would be so cute to make them into ready to serve hot chocolate drinks. I know this is not a new concept by any means but I really like the idea of them being all ready to go!  Just add hot water or milk and you are ready to enjoy your yummy drinkable treat!
All you need is a cute tray or cookie tin, 1/2 pint mason jars, hot chocolate (from a packet or homemade), mini marshmallows, and peppermints. I will get to the spoons in a sec. :)
 Just layer your goodies in your jar for a pretty presentation. 
♥ (Seriously, I can't get over their itty bitty cuteness) ♥
 I love the red and white. :)
Now for the chocolate dipped spoons as an added treat.
I bought these cute coffee spoons at Marshall's which are a perfect size because they are mini. I am really rocking the mini thing and loving it. You can use plastic spoons (the red ones would look festive) or even hit thrift stores to find pretty vintage ones.
I piped in the chocolate rather then dipping the spoons. Much neater!  I melted the chocolate in a pyrex cup in the microwave. Using a baggie, I snipped the corner and piped the chocolate into each spoon. I used sprinkles, a red m & m, a mini marshmallow cut in half, and crushed candy cane to embellish these. I popped them in the fridge until set.
To package them, I used candy bags and cut them to size and tied them off with baker's twine.
Now just put it all on your tray and wrap them with a festive tag and you have yourself an amazing gift or party favor.  I had hoped to have a printable tag for you but there were some kinks in the process and then time got away from me. But if I end up making one I will let you know and post it back on this post for you to download.  But I can't make a promise! It's a crazy time of year!

So do you like the little spin on this fun little giftable treat?  What are you all making for your neighbors or teachers?  I can't believe this is the last week of school before Christmas break...I need to get moving so I would love to hear your ideas.  I have an idea that I will share hopefully later this week.
xoxo

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44 comments:

  1. So so cute!!! Love them! I have a thing for mason jars too! There just so perfect cause you can use them for anything! Love the way you decorated them and the spoons add an extra cuteness to the whole thing! Love love love it!!! you always do such a cute job with your packaging!

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  2. Can't get over the red-and-white cuteness (and overall yumminess) of this gift idea!

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  3. I saw this in my google feed and loved it. It wasn't until I clicked the link to add it to my pinterest Christmas board that I realized it was your blog. Love this. very cute and I like how you piped in the chocolate.

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  4. I love everything about this!!! TOOOOOO cute!!!!

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  5. totally doing this. thanks for the idea! I had been debating the "cookies in a jar" type but this one is even more perfect!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  6. well as ALWAYS my friend you are rockin the projects!!!!! how absolutely adorable are these -- they are just toooooooooooooooooooooooooo incredibly cute!!!! how cute would it be to have one for everyone that visits throughout the season -- oh -- i have to get the little jars!!!! LOVE IT and i know what you mean -- i am loving the miniatures also and those spoons...just too cute! thanks as always for that special touch of inspiration! hugs...

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  7. oh what a sweet idea! The spoons are great, love the idea to go to thrift and find vintage ones. Crush up the peppermints and use it in drinks or on ice cream, (williams sonoma has this for sale for a lot).....

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  8. You're cute. I think this would be a fun little gift for a teacher too. Thinking . . .

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  9. Beautiful- I wish you would come over and make these for me. I need teacher gifts stat!
    :) Samantha
    Crafty Texas Girls

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  10. You know the red and white tugs at my heart strings! Just way too cute! I never would have thought of the individual servings!!! Adorable! How fun to give and even more fun to get :). I know I'm suppose to enjoy giving more than receiving but hey....I'd lI've to get one of those babies!!! :)

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  11. So cute! And I haven't gotten my son's teachers anything nor have I made them anything! Totally slacking!

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  12. I mean- you ARE rocking the mini! This is so sweet! ♥

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  13. Just beautiful my friend! Love the chocolate dipped spoons!
    Jenn :)

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  14. I love it!! So much easier than baked goods, and I needed an idea for my neighbors~thanks!!
    Hollie

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  15. Love love love... and want a sample :-) Love, me

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  16. Makes me want to GRAB a peppermint candy... :) I seriously NEED to be your neighbor... I would be the one with my EYEBALLS always peering over your fence... and my Sugar Cup always empty as I come over to Visit (shop ) thanks for linking up at my party... :) Yes, isn't my Little Button Girl sooooo CUTE!!!

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  17. Perfect ideas...love love these all...and oh so pretty. xoxox HUGS

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  18. oh my word - this is SERIOUSLY cute! every little detail is perfect. Great photography too - so bright & crisp & happy!

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  19. This is the cutest homemade gift ever! Love it! Love your blog too!

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  20. I'm so glad to find your wonderfully creative blog!(by way of Shabby Creek Cottage)I scrolled 2 pages of posts and found so many great ideas. Thank you!!

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  21. Just found your blog (where on earth have I been???) and I am in love!!! I'm sitting here reading every single word & I can't wait to read more!!!

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  22. Just found your blog through 'The Shabby Creek Cottage' and I love all your beautiful ideas! Following along now :) xo Kirsty

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  23. Over from Shabby creek Cottage - I'm so excited to be a new follower of your blog - your creativity is amazing. I just love all of your fresh ideas!

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  24. Wow...this is adorable. Love the idea...and with the spoons, it's perfect.

    Love your blog, gorgeous inspiration.
    Annika

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  25. This is total sweetness time infinity! Oh my goodness I'm loving your idea!

    itsoverflowing.com

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  26. PS I'm so excited to be your newest follower and would love it if you'd return the "love" on your next visit!!!

    XO, Aimee
    itsoverflowing.com

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  27. I just totally pinned this on Pinterest! This is so cute and practical and making me crave cocoa. :)

    ronni@anywhere-is.net

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  28. I just came over from cottage market and those spoons are adorable! I stamp silver, so what a cute idea if they were vintage spoons and stamped with the person's name! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. little feature in french for you here : http://mapetitevalisette.blogspot.com/2011/12/les-petites-cuilleres.html
    love your job as usual !

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  30. We have the same color scheme for Christmas! :0)
    Love all of your posts.... I just found your blog. I am off to look at more!

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  31. Very cute as usual. I love the idea that there's not a lot of cost to look soop very festive!! Thanks for your great idea for this time of year! Craziness to a T! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  32. These are ADORABLE! Making them next year for Christmas!!! Thanks! <3

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  33. That's really cute! I'll have to find some of those mini jars and coffee spoons somewhere. Sadly, we don't have Wal Marts here so I gotta find something that looks like it.

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  34. Where did you get the jars with the white lids? thanks

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    1. I actually found them at wal mart around the holidays a few years ago. I hope you can find them! :) They are from better homes and gardens.

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    2. Thank you. Happy Holidays :)

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  35. How much chocolate mix do you put in the jars, and what are the cooking directions?

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    1. You know, I am going to be honest with you. I absolutely did NOT like the recipe I used for this. There are a ton on pinterest and I am currently hunting for a classic one. My girls are not down with salted caramel...boo...which is what I really want to make. BUT...for reference about 1-2 packets of the instant stuff would fit in these size jars. It depends on how big your jars are. My purpose for these was to use them as the mug. :)

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    2. Thank you, I was going to change yours a little bit and put crushed mints, marshmallows, and mini chocolate chips on top of the mix. I've been looking for a homemade one but I haven't found one for this size jar yet.

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