“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Monday, December 07, 2009

♥Warm up Santa and your friends with Layers of Peppermint & Hot Chocolate Cones♥

Chocolate, conversation, and good friends is a perfect recipe for success. Give the gift of all three this season by making easy Layered Peppermint Cocoa Cones. Truly there is nothing more delightful than sitting with a friend sipping hot cocoa and laughing by the fire while waiting for St. Nick. These are a perfect gift for friends, neighbors, teachers, pastors, mailman, paper-boy - you name it and it will fit the bill!

1/2 cup cocoa mix
2 (6- by 12-inch) cone-shaped cellophane bags
1/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup mini marshmallows or white chocolate chips
Crushed candy cane chunks

1. Pour cocoa mix into one of the bags. Close the bag with a clear rubber band, then trim the end of the bag one inch above the band.
2. Place the cocoa-filled bag into the second bag and flatten its top so the end doesn’t stick up. This will prevent the cocoa from mixing with the other layers.
3. Layer the chocolate chips and/or marshmallows, then top with crushed peppermint candy canes. Secure the bag with a holiday ribbon and tag. Quick, fun, easy. Do this with the kids for an evening filled with laughter - making good memories for those times when the world is a little chilly to the soul.

Other fun ingredient layers:
Butterscotch Chips
Mint Chips
Holiday Non-pareils
Cinnamon Sticks
Holiday shaped marshmallows
Reeses bits
Caramel bits

The cone papers? Any pastry shop will have them. I got mine at Walmart in the cake decorating department! Also, call your local JoAnns - they are a good bet, too!


T's Daily Treasures said...

You are on a roll with all the holiday craft and treat ideas. Delightful! Happy day to you! :) Tammy

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmmm..... I just love chocolate & peppermint!!
Happy Holidays!!

Protege said...

Visiting your blog is always like coming to a cosy, warm place full of love and joy.;) I so enjoy my visits. Now I only wish I could be served the above.;)

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Holiday giving is so wonderful because it's all about giving the things you would never do for yourself. this is a lovely gift that anyone would be happy to receive.

~Kristen~ said...

Yummmm! Chocolate and peppermint together is such a Christmas-y treat! :-)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love this idea! They are so cute. I'm going to try this out if I can find the cone shaped cellophane. Thanks for the idea!

crochet lady said...

That is a fun idea and a very pretty way to package it too!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

HELP! What a good idea, but where do you find the cone shaped bags?

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love your site and what wonderful Christmas ideas you have. Beautifully decorated too.
Happy Holidays

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Hi Mimi, oh my, this sounds just delicious, cuz I am such a chocolate and peppermint lover. My newest love is making hot choc. in the evenings and dipping a peppermint stick into the cup to have it melt and release a yummy minty taste to my drink! And I thought that I would be losing some weight this winter. HA HA Thanks for your very comforting and kind comment on my recent post about our rooster. And dear friend, it HAS been a while since we last connected with each other. I put blogger on the back burner during the summer, started to pick up speed when autumn started and am just now getting around to visiting all my favorite blogs on a regular basis. I don't post as often as I used to, but I am still here. :-) All is well with me and mine, wishing the same for you too!! I promised to come visit again more often!! hugs from here, Debby

The Pink Birdhouse said...

p.s LOVE love love your christmas themed blog background. How cute is that!!


I love it! a great , yummy gift idea and pretty too! Blessings!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I've been searching for the bags...none at Michael's or Joanne's, but I did find the cone shaped platic bags that are really used for cake decorating. If you don't cut the end to put on a decorating tip I think they would probably work and they're 12 inches. What do you think? They're just not cellophane and might be a little limp, but once filled they'd probably be OK. I really like this idea and want to give it a try!

No more snow here. In fact, I need to turn on the A/C for a little while this evening to get the humidity out. I'd love your snow...for a little while.