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Chocolate Means Love

January 10th, 2011 at 09:25 am

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Red | Hearts | Chocolate ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
It's January, month of the garnet birthstone and February (not far away) with all things Valentine.

Here's a sweet, low cost gift idea for January birthdays and February loves.

Hot Cocoa Mix
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 1/4 + 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
Mix thoroughly.

Place 3 tablespoons in a mug, add 1 Cup scalded milk. Stir until dissolved. YUM!

Pack in a birthday favor bag, tied with red ribbon, stuffed inside a big mug and tagged with instructions.

A couple other low cost gift ideas? Here's a few $15 and under from Pretty Cheap Jewelry ...

Corkscrew and Gold Earrings

These earrings feature flat gold curves and a little surprise - two sets of little corkscrew twists. The end is in flirty garnet dangles. Order here.

Double Sterling Silver Scroll Heart Earrings

Sterling silver heart earrings have twin garnet dot dangles. Completely hand formed. SALE PRICED $6.00.Order here.

3 Responses to “Chocolate Means Love”

  1. patientsaver Says:

    I will try your recipe today becus i just reorganized one of my kitchen cabinets and I have a little bit of cocoa i'd love to use up to make room, plus a ton of confectionate sugar. Thanks!

    what is scalded milk...close to but not boiling?

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Yes scalded milk is just before boiling, see here
    Recipe Credit: Martha Stewart Living, Feb 2011

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