Vegan Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix (Gluten-free)

by tastyyummies

Vegan Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

There a some flavor combinations that for me are the classic quintessential tastes of the holiday season. Chocolate and peppermint is definitely one of those. For my final giftable recipe this month in my series with Free People, I thought a handmade gift that was not only pretty, but tasted amazing would be the best way to end things.  Hot cocoa is not just for kids, but also for the kids at heart.

Layer the delicious ingredients for this homemade candy cane hot chocolate in a jar and add some fun decorative touches like a fresh clipping of evergreen, wrap fabric over the lid, tie twine or ribbon and add a pretty tag. It not only looks beautiful, but it is so tasty, too! The bonus is this hot cocoa mix is vegan and gluten-free and depending on the ingredients you use,  low in refined sugars, as well.

On it’s own or with a nice mug to compliment it, this simple DIY gift is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! It’s a great hostess gift, it’d perfect for the secret santa giveaway, or just a thoughtful handmade gift for the chocolate loving vegan in your life. This simple ratio of ingredients can also be used to make a small batch for yourself, anytime you’d like!

 

Vegan Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

This recipe originally appeared on the Free People blog BLDG 25.

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1 Alissa N December 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

This looks so amazing, peppermint and chocolate are so perfect together, and I can never get enough hot chocolate!! Such a gorgeous gift idea too!!

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2 Lauren October 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

This is such a fantastic idea! I might give these as gifts this year!

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