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Mason jar hot chocolate with sugar, chocolate chips and marshmallows, christmas lights on a black background.

Mason Jar Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This easy mason jar hot chocolate recipe makes the best DIY hot cocoa Christmas gift. Make in single serve jars or a large jar for a group.


  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips*
  • Handful of mini marshmallows


  1. To make the hot chocolate: Remove the marshmallows and set them aside. Add the rest of the ingredients and 1 cup of milk to a saucepan. Heat on medium heat, whisking to melt the chocolate. Continue to whisk for about 5 minutes until the chocolate is fully melted and everything is well combined. Remove from the stove, top with marshmallows and serve.


  • *Chocolate chips: Experiment and use any flavor of chocolate chips.
  • Optional toppings: Add any topping you want such as Reese’s pieces, cookie crumbles, brownie bits or crushed candy cane.
  • Don’t add perishable toppings. Don’t mix in anything that needs to be refrigerated.
  • Nutrition Info: Includes 1 cup milk to make the drink, but no additional toppings.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Hot Chocolate
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 315
  • Sugar: 43.6g
  • Sodium: 111mg
  • Fat: 12.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.6g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 9.7g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg

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