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!'
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
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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!
Divide the sugar evenly between the jars and lightly shake to form a flat layer at the base of the jar
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
Gently stuff the marshmallows into the top of each jar. Screw on the lids
Using 4 lengths of twine, tie each whole star anise to a cinnamon stick to create 4 separate spice bundles
Attach each bundle and a gift card to the top of each jar using decorative ribbons
To serve, remove the marshmallows from the jar but place the spice mix inside. Boil 200ml of milk and allow to cool slightly
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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