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Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix

 Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix
Cute ice cream cone shaped packages of this flavored coffee mix are sure to delight friends and family. “I wanted something that both coffee and non-coffee drinks would enjoy, so I added cherry flavoring to a mocha mix,” explains Jennifer Waters of Lubbock, Texas. “The creamy dessert coffee is a perfect end to a meal.”
48 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1-1/3 cups instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 envelope (.13 ounce) unsweetened cherry soft drink mix
  • 6 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 6 teaspoons holiday sprinkles, divided
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT (for each serving):
  • 1 cup hot milk

Directions

  • In an airtight container, combine the first six ingredients. Store in
  • a cool dry place for up to 2 months. Yield: 6 cups.
  • To prepare gift: Place 1 cup mix in a 12-in. disposable decorating
  • bag. Fold corners of bag into the center and roll bag down; secure
  • with transparent tape. Place bag in a second disposable decorating
  • bag. Top with 1 cup marshmallows and 1 teaspoon sprinkles. Gather
  • and twist the top of the bag. Attach ribbon and gift tag. Repeat to
  • make five more gift bags. Yield: 6 gift bags (1 cup/8 servings per
  • bag).
  • To prepare coffee: In a mug, dissolve 2 heaping tablespoons mix in
  • hot milk; stir well. Top with marshmallows and sprinkles.
  • Yield: 1 serving.

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Editor’s Note: Disposable decorating bags are available from Wilton Industries, Inc. Call 1-800/794-5866 or visit www.quickcooking.com for a Web site link.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 131 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 19 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.