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12.03.2008

Homemade Food Gifts for the Holidays

Picture from: Parents Magazine
Every morning I get an e-mail from Parents Magazine with lots of great ideas. So, this morning I thought I would share one. They have these adorable monogrammed mugs w/ yummy goodies inside. I think this is what I'm going to make for my co-workers!

Ingredients
3 cups or 3 envelopes (3.2 ounces each) instant nonfat dry milk powder
2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Directions
1. Stir together the dry milk powder, confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder and nondairy creamer in a large bowl. Divide among 18 bags (1/3 cup each), and top with marshmallows and mini chips.
2. Attach these instructions to side of mug: Blend cocoa mix and 3/4 cup boiling water together until chocolate chips begin to melt.
There are lots of other great ideas for Homemade Food Gifts. So, be sure to go check out their website: Parents Magazine

10 comments...I love comments:

~Billie~ said...

So cute! And the monogrammed mugs help to make it more personal.

Christy said...

Thats a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

This is seriously adorable! LOVE this idea! I think your co workers will love it. Maybe I will do this for mine too!

AndreaLeigh said...

So cute! Martha's holiday magazine has something similar.

Tabitha Blue said...

Oh what a great idea for gifts!! Perfect.

Oh, and I took the Twilight quiz you've got on the side... I'm an Esme. Haha. I think it helped that I'm a mom :)

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

I love these so cute... Hey did you get your packages yet... I mailed out 2 last Wednesday... I forgot to put the birds in the twilight box so I shipped them seperate...let me know...love you..xoxoxo

Drama queens mum said...

I wanted to do something like that this year. I'll have to check out that website.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That is an adorable idea! Looks like Anthropoligie monogram mugs! Love your header...is that Cosmo Cricket paper? cherry

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Thank you for the recipe! I bet your co-workers will love the gift! I wonder if you could pick up some cheap (I mean inexpensive) mugs at a thrift store or Walmart and paint their monograms on? I think I am getting too complicated. That is always my problem!
Carrie

Dee Dee said...

Thanks for the great idea. I was going to make monogrammed mugs, but it makes more sense to put something in them as well. Thanks