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Instead of stirring hot chocolate with a candy cane, our home economists add crushed candies right to the mix. It's a mouthwatering, minty delight!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • 1 cup hot 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 289 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.


  1. Place the milk powder, confectioners' sugar, cocoa and salt in a food processor; cover and process until a fine powder is formed. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in chocolate chips and candies. Store in a cool dry place for up to 2 months.
  2. To prepare hot cocoa: Place 3 tablespoons cocoa mix in a mug; pour milk over mix and stir until blended. Yield: 16 servings (3 cups cocoa mix).
Originally published as Minty Cocoa Mix in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p123

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