Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

Kitchen Concoctions:

Makes approximately 7 cups cocoa mix

10-14 candy canes

2 1/4 cups dry milk powder

1 cup powdered creamer

1 ΒΌ cup cocoa powder

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon corn starch

Finely crush candy canes in a food processor. If you don't have a food processor, place candy canes in a freezer zip-top bag, seal, and crush with a rolling pin or meat mallet. Set aside.

In a large bowl stir together all ingredients, including the crushed candy canes, until well combined and there are no lumps. For a smoother consistency, mix in food processor or blender.

Pour cocoa mix into jars or a plastic storage container.

To make hot chocolate, combine 1/3 cup mix with 1 cup hot water or milk.