Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Flavored Mocha Mix for #Handcraftededibles

In an effort to make all of her holiday gifts this year, Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla invited some of her favorite foodie bloggers to share recipes for hand-crated edibles. Over the course of the next twelve weeks, we'll be sharing recipes from homemade spice blends (last week's theme) to charcuterie trays and everything in between. Hope you'll follow along for inspiration. You can find out more information, including the schedule: here.

This week, we're sharing our favorite jarred mixes. Think jarred soup mixes or bread mixes. I am a sucker for anything in a mason jar. How about you?

I love this mix because you can throw it together in moments. It is great to take as a hostess gift to a holiday party or to send to school with your kids for the teacher. It is also great to have in your cupboard, tied up with a bow, for those occasions when someone shows up with an unexpected gift for you and you want to reciprocate.  I flavored my mix with almond and vanilla extracts.  I think it would be lovely with orange or peppermint extracts as well.  You can use any flavor you have on hand or none at all.

This Fall, it seemed like the Mason Jar Mugs were all the rage.  I picked up a half dozen of them because I thought they were cute and figured I would find find a crafty use for them.  They were perfect to fill with this mix and give as a gift this Holiday Season.  Add a little card instructing to add 2-3 T. to each cup of hot milk for serving.

Add a rafia bow or a colorful ribbon and you are good to go.  Feeling extra creative?  Paint the recipients name on the outside of the mug with food safe paint or perhaps a beautiful, Christmas design.  You can quilt a top for inside the ring with some festive material or just use some decorative scissor to cut a piece of material that hangs out under the ring.  Feeling crunched for time?  Throw it in a gift bag with some tissue paper and out the door you go.

Flavored Mocha Mix

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. instant espresso granules
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 t. pure vanilla extract
1/2 t. pure almond extract (or extract of your choosing)

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.  Stir with a whisk until well combined.  Place into a clean, sterilized Mason Jar Mug fitted with a lid and ring.  Print Recipe

Thanks to these gals and their Magnificent Mason Jarred Gifts!
Next week, check back for our recipes for our second week focused on libations. Or check out our #handcraftededibles pinterest board.

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  1. Love love love the label! The mix looks delish, too!

  2. Thanks for sharing this, Wendy. I've made hot chocolate mixes for kiddos before...never thought to make mocha! Awesome.

    1. Enjoy it Cam, I'm thinking this almond flavored mocha might need a shot of Amaretto in it as we sit around the campfire or fireplace

  3. What a wonderful idea! I am sure Harley and Paige would love to do this for their friends!!

    1. They can make it without the coffee using 1 cup of chocolate if they want.


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