To complete this wonderful gift, write the following on each gift card: 'To make your spiced hot chocolate, remove the lid from the jar and take out the marshmallows. Put your spice bundle inside the jar. Boil 200ml of milk and cool until warm. Pour into your jar, put the lid on and shake. Remove the lid, add the marshmallows and sprinkles and enjoy!'

Method
1.
To sterilize each of the jars, wash thoroughly and place in a large pot of boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove and allow to air-dry
Room for a little one
To let the kids get really creative, let them decorate the jars with paint or glitter to create a colourful, personalised present for friends or family!
2.
Divide the sugar evenly between the jars and lightly shake to form a flat layer at the base of the jar
3.
Sift the cocoa, cinnamon, mixed spice and salt into a clean, dry bowl. Divide the mix between the jars, gently spooning over the sugar to create 2 different coloured layers
4.
Gently stuff the marshmallows into the top of each jar. Screw on the lids
5.
Using 4 lengths of twine, tie each whole star anise to a cinnamon stick to create 4 separate spice bundles
6.
Attach each bundle and a gift card to the top of each jar using decorative ribbons
7.
To serve, remove the marshmallows from the jar but place the spice mix inside. Boil 200ml of milk and allow to cool slightly
8.
Once cooled but still warm, pour the milk into the jar and fix on the lid. Shake the jar vigorously, then remove the lid again and add the marshmallows. Enjoy with a straw
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Ingredients

Spiced hot chocolate

To serve

  • 800ml of skimmed milk

Equipment

  1. 4 x 224ml jam jars with lids
  2. 4 small gift cards
  3. Ribbon
  4. Twine

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

323
16%

Sugars

42g
47%

Fat

7g
10%

Saturates

4g
19%

Salt

130mg
2%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
This spiced hot chocolate kit makes a wonderful gift for those that love a good mug of hot chocolate

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